Pumpkin spice, hay rides, flannel and apple cider. Fall is right around the corner … It’s a good time to remind ourselves that if our relationships are healthy — with our peers, loved ones, colleagues, family — we are happier and healthier people.
Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. If you follow us on social media, you know suicide is preventable every month of the year. If you receive our emails, you’re aware September is National Suicide Prevention month. And … If you read our emails, you will know we used unacceptable language regarding suicide attempts in an email earlier this month. Please accept our sincerest apologies. To learn more about appropriate language and why it matters, visit this site. If you’d like to learn how to help prevent suicide, here are a few ideas.
You’re Never Too Young to Learn …
Give an Hour offers a variety of training programs and workshops throughout the year. This past month, we had the honor of spending the afternoon with a group of 100 high school students for a Peer Support and Emotional Life Skills course. These young minds committed to serve as Wellness Peers in their school to offer encouragement to their peers for the upcoming school year.
Route 91 Heals Offers Lessons in Resiliency
Give an Hour’s Route 91 Heals team hosted a meaningful “Resiliency Workshop” in Anaheim, CA with a group of Route 91 and Borderline survivors. Attendees shared their stories and what they’ve learned after the events of October 1, 2017. In anticipation of the fifth year remembrance on October 1, the support group gathered to discuss and mentally prepare themselves for the upcoming remembrance events which may be activating. A keynote speaker, Patricia Wenskunas, from Crime Survivors, encouraged those present to be vigilant of self-care, especially during this time period.
Prioritizing Wellness: Emotional Life Skills for Rare Disease Caregivers
Putting yourself first and making sure you take proper care of yourself easily can fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Luckily, Give an Hour’s Rare Care project is here to support rare disease caregivers with their mental health and emotional wellness needs!
If you are a caregiver for someone with a rare disease, please join us for Prioritizing Wellness: Emotional Life Skills for Rare Disease Caregivers on September 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. PST for an online, no-cost, interactive workshop. You will learn to recognize the signs of emotional suffering, learn and apply healthy habits of emotional well-being and begin to build communities of support.
IN THE NEWS
- Homeland Magazine: Give an Hour’s Suicide Prevention Toolkit
- The Bulwark: What It’s Like to Get Texts Every Day From Afghans Fleeing Taliban Persecution
- ABC News: Counselors in Uvalde work to battle mental health stigma in Latino community
- Yahoo News: ‘Flowers in the Addict: The Bryan Abrams Story’ details OKC musician’s road to sobriety
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Check out our blog: Suicide Prevention is 24/7 Year-Round