Wrapping Up a Year of Change
As this year comes to a close, we are so grateful to everyone who has joined us in the fight against suicide. Scheduling programs and contributing financially, as well as sharing our posts on social media are all ways you have become partners in our mission. The 2020 pandemic continues with isolation, financial concerns, and health concerns contributing to depression and anxiety for many in our community. Do you know what to say to someone you think is depressed? Do you know that it’s ok to say something? It is. When you tell someone that you see them, you notice that they are struggling, and you care, you are letting them know that it’s ok to talk about their feelings and the possibility that they might need emotional support and help. In a way, you are solving their biggest problem: who to tell. You can learn more about mental health and how to stay mentally healthy at a training session. We also have programs to teach you how to ask awkward questions, keep safe, and lead yourself or others to help. We have resources at class and on our Resource Page. Contact us today to talk about what type of program would work for your group of teens or adults. Depression is not your fault. Stay Alive!
GREAT NEWS TO SHARE:
We are so very grateful to the Nancy N. Nusbaum and V. H. Nusbaum, Jr. Donor Advised Fund 2 of the Hampton roads Community Foundation for their recent grant of $5,000. These funds will further our mission to stop suicide by keeping us in operation through this difficult winter and providing training and programs about depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention.