AFSP Community Walk- Summit County, CO

AFSP Community Walk- Summit County, CO Please visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/SummitCo
IF YOU ARE IN SUICIDAL CRISIS PLEASE CALL 800-273-TALK (8255). If you have lost someone you love to suicide visit: http://www.afsp.org/copingwithsuicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention leads the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 75 local chapters with programs and events nationwide. Review our Annual Report to learn more about AFSP’s lifesaving work, and join the national conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Mission: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies: 1) Fund scientific research 2) Offer educational programs for professionals 3) Educate the public about mental disorders and suicide prevention 4) Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention 5) Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC)
02/06/2018
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC)

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC)

Show your support for the more than one of every five students who experience bullying by taking the pledge! Make a commitment to support others who have been hurt, treat others with kindness, be more accepting of people's difference, and help include those who are left out. When you take PACER's new interactive pledge, you'll be able to learn more about the individuals all over the world who have taken this pledge with you!

Take the pledge today at pacer.org/bullying/pledge/

Had the pleasure to listen to Hakeem Rahim tell his story. What a truly amazing and inspiring man!!  If you have a colle...
02/01/2018
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Had the pleasure to listen to Hakeem Rahim tell his story. What a truly amazing and inspiring man!! If you have a college aged friend or family member, check this site out!!! #iamacceptance

THE TIME FOR AwarenessIS NOW Everyone deserves to be heard,

Talking about mental health is awkward.It’s awkward for the person asking if their friend is OK & it’s awkward for the f...
01/31/2018
SEIZE THE AWKWARD

Talking about mental health is awkward.
It’s awkward for the person asking if their friend is OK & it’s awkward for the friend in
need.

This campaign will ask young adults to seize the awkwardness and support their friend.
It’s all about the awkwardness of starting the conversation about mental health.
It shows that the awkwardness is a moment—it isn’t everlasting.
It talks about the good that comes from the temporary awkwardness.
It maintains the relatable humor that our audience loved.
It tackles mental health head on, not shrouding the topic in indirect language.

Nobody likes an awkward silence, but it can actually be a great time to check in with a friend about their mental health. Learn how you can #SeizeTheAwkward at SeizeTheAwkward.org

Power of Positivity
01/02/2018
Power of Positivity

Power of Positivity

Never stop doing these things around your kids...

12/20/2017
Facebook: We know we're bad for your mental health, here's how to fix it

Interesting read about something that is such an integral part of so many peoples lives (whether you realize it or not) Hopefully Facebook will continue to focus on this subject!!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-we-know-were-bad-for-your-mental-health-heres-how-to-fix-it/

Company says they have employed social psychologists, social scientists and sociologists to come up with possible solutions that are not quitting Facebook

Humans of New York
12/07/2017

Humans of New York

“My husband had a sudden heart attack a few months ago. It was just a few blocks from here. They called me in to identify his body and then just let me walk right out onto 7th Avenue. I felt so lost. My friends were wonderful and supportive but eventually everyone moves on with their lives. I don’t have children. And I’m not a workaholic. So I was left with this intense loneliness and void. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. Then one day I started researching dogs that are good for grief and depression. And ‘poodle’ kept popping up. But when I went to the rescue fair, all the poodles were gone. There was this one old dog in the back that nobody was looking at. She was skin and bones. She was trembling and scared and mucus was running out of her eyes. She seemed so fragile. She reminded me of myself. I named her Grace because I think my husband sent her to me. She’s my first dog. She’s been pure joy. We spend all our time together. She’s gained her weight back. She comes with me to therapy. We’re getting better together.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
12/05/2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Always be gentle with yourself. #MondayMotivation

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There are several early warning signs that people need to look out for when they’re at risk of a nervous breakdown. Thes...
12/01/2017
Experts Explain 7 Warning Signs of A Nervous Breakdown to Never Ignore

There are several early warning signs that people need to look out for when they’re at risk of a nervous breakdown. These signs should never be ignored, and help or support should be sought out as soon as the signs are recognized.

A nervous breakdown can happen to anyone dealing with a lot of stress. Experts explain 7 warning signs of a nervous breakdown to never ignore...

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
11/25/2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Keep an eye out for your loved ones this holiday season and learn the suicide warning signs. afsp.org/signs

If you're struggling, please call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)' or text "Talk" to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
11/17/2017
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

"When someone dies by way of suicide, their death often overshadows their life. The responsibility to remember them for the light they brought to the world, rather than for how they left it, shouldn’t just rest on survivors’ shoulders. We should all keep the deceased alive through sharing stories about them."

Were you at our walk? If so, tag yourself!
11/14/2017

Were you at our walk? If so, tag yourself!

Please join us for suicide survivor day on November 18.  Make you you register!
11/13/2017

Please join us for suicide survivor day on November 18. Make you you register!

This Saturday, Nov. 18th Summit County is hosting Suicide Loss Survivor Day. A day to recognize and support one another as we experience loss together. Please join us. Register at https://afsp.org/survivor_day/frisco-colorado/ BUILDING HOPE - Summit County Mental Wellness Initiative American Foundation for Suicide Prevention #afsp #buildinghopesummitcounty #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #support #survivorday2017 #mentalhealth

Five Vitamins That Help Maintain Your Mental Health
11/13/2017
Five Vitamins That Help Maintain Your Mental Health

Five Vitamins That Help Maintain Your Mental Health

Whilst we are beginning to become very aware of how what we eat affects our physical health and wellbeing, we don't often connect what we eat with how our brain functions.Just like our organs, our …

Summit Daily News
11/10/2017
Summit Daily News

Summit Daily News

Data from the Summit County coroner's office shows 2017 could have the fewest suicides in a decade.

Research has found that an eighth-grader's risk for depression jumps 27% when he or she frequently uses social media. Ki...
11/02/2017
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

Research has found that an eighth-grader's risk for depression jumps 27% when he or she frequently uses social media. Kids who use their phones for at least three hours a day are much more likely to be suicidal.

A new book suggests the signs may have been clear a decade ago, based on the attitudes of Silicon Valley elite, that smartphone use should be regulated.

10/30/2017
BUILDING HOPE - Summit County Mental Wellness Initiative

BUILDING HOPE - Summit County Mental Wellness Initiative

Thank you FOX31 KDVR.com for shedding light on a tough subject - SUICIDE. Thank you again to everyone who participated in our WE-CARE Package event. Because of your support, newly bereaved families will now receive, local resources, support and comforting items to navigate their grief. #BuildingHope #WECARE #endstigma

Healthy Futures Initiative
10/30/2017

Healthy Futures Initiative

Suicide affects more of us than we know and we are all in this together. Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Summit County Community and Senior Center as we come together and share in connection and honoring those we've lost and those who have struggled. #survivorday2017 #survivorday #survivor #suicideawareness #suicide #prevention #talkaboutit #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #connect #afsp #suicideprevention #buildinghopesummitcounty #summitfoundation #healthyfuturesinitiative @afspnational @afspcolorado

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
10/19/2017
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

"If someone makes a comment you are concerned about, the best thing you can do is ask them directly, “Are you feeling suicidal?” Contrary to popular myth, asking this question directly will not encourage a suicide attempt or put the idea in their head. Opening up the conversation in a nonjudgmental way can give them the opportunity to talk about it."

Summit Daily News
10/13/2017
Summit Daily News

Summit Daily News

“Words just can’t describe the great loss our community and family/tribe of climbers and outdoor adventures is feeling now and especially Hayden and Inge’s families." — Michael Schneiter

Save the date!
10/03/2017

Save the date!

The next FREE Community Yoga Project Class is this week!
Wednesday October 4
6-7:30pm
Community and Senior Center in Frisco.
1 hour of yoga with snacks and tea to follow.

This class was developed to create dialogue and awareness around suicide prevention and mental wellness up here in the high country. We think everyone is happier and healthier when they do yoga and it's amazing to be able to offer this class to EVERYONE for free!

Grab your kids, your grandparents and your friends and come join together to stretch, breathe and learn tools to reduce stress in a non-judgmental community environment. No yoga experience needed. All ages and abilities welcome.

Thanks to the support of BUILDING HOPE - Summit County Mental Wellness Initiative
Class will be taught by Leslie Glenn and Amy Sabreen

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General information

For walkers and fundraisers: this participant's toolkit has some great resources and tips on how to fundraise and spread the word. http://afsp.donordrive.com/assets/AFSP/files/$cms$/104/4050.pdf For educators: please check out these resources https://www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide/our-education-and-prevention-programs/programs-for-teens-and-young-adults

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