Colorado has consistently been in the top ten states for suicides. Tips to help prevent suicides.
-Fears and anxieties abound. This time is more stressful than we allow ourselves to admit, and to counter that, we need connection to others, and the connection to ourselves that being with others brings. But we can’t get physically close to others to share those connections. How do we get one without the other?
Belaida Medkour suggested on Facebook a “Community Primal Scream Therapy” the night of March 29. Meanwhile, Dr. Liz Erley also started on Facebook on March 30 a “Neighborhood Howl.” The next day, Erley reported, “Thanks Lyons Community for coming outside tonight at 8 p.m. to howl in solidarity. Not only did it relieve some stress but nice to be part of Lyons. I think we should do this again next Monday at 8 p.m.” Many people contacted her and said they would like to see this happening every week.
Feelings are internal, physiological, unconscious reactions to what we see or hear. Feelings–such as happy, hopeful, alert, confused, mad, sad, scared–are universal to the human species, …
In part one of our series, the five components of non-adversarial communication (NAC) were identified as intention, observation, feelings, needs, and requests. Intention was described as really wanting to understand the other’s perspective. If you want to convince another person that you’re right, then you’re likely to trigger an adversarial response.
Last fall, LEAF introduced the Mental Wellness Addiction Recovery Program (MWAR). Several services are offered under this umbrella title, including an ongoing Life Skills course, referral services, and individual counseling. These are open to anyone, not just those in crisis. They will continue throughout the year.
As conflict resolution specialists, we have used Non-Adversarial Communication (NAC) successfully to mediate community-wide disputes, neighborhood conflicts, and family quarrels.
In the U.S., almost 50,000 people die by suicide every year.
From January to May, a free monthly Community Dinner and Arts program takes place at the Library Community Room. Learning something new or diving into a creative endeavor in a group makes us healthier. Healthier physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially; healthier as individuals, as families, as a community, and as a town. The data supports this.