Tag Archives: mental health

Enhancing Higher Education

Earlier this week, I got to go back to college. Well, just for two days and as an instructor. (A different kind of experience.) Nicole Gore, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, joined me and RACSB Prevention Specialists Sherry Thompson and Sherry Norton-Williams, to teach two concurrent sessions…
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Back to School

As area kids head back to school, some will carry more than notebooks and No. 2 pencils. About 20 percent of children have a mental illness--or will have one in the near future. And even for students without a mental illness, the start of a new school year can bring emotions too big to handle. …
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The Power of a Song

By Michelle Wagaman, Prevention Services Coordinator We all have songs that are special to us. The lyrics. The rhythm. The artist. The memory of the first time we heard it, where we were, or who we were with. I don’t have brown eyes but Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is the very first song I…
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Mental Health First Aid

A surgeon on a daily run. A guest helping to load Christmas trees. A visitor to a local museum.  They are among the many lives saved because bystanders knew CPR. We recognize the importance of CPR, so many area companies and agencies require employees to learn the life-saving method.  But there is another form of…
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