Suicide Support and Prevention Updates

I am reminded again today that suicide is happening all the time all around us after a friend lost a childhood friend. Is it more of an epidemic because we don't shed light on it? People get uncomfortable and don't want to talk about it? Well I am going to do so now. 

Life needs balance. Your bank account will fail you if you neglect to put in deposits with all your shopping debits. Keeping things like positive people and family nearby helps. Staying active and eating the right foods will keep your body in balance with the right nutrition and immune to battle illness when you are blue and your system is down. 

If you are in need of help here are links to someone to talk to at my link for resources. I did. I go to group sessions for someone that has had a loved one commit suicide. No one is immune to grieving and it doesn't have to be alone and in a dark corner because other people are too afraid to talk about it.  

This is a great article about Talking About Suicide, click here. 

Click me for acceptance and openness about suicide. 

What resources does Cedar Rapids have for families?

If you were a family in need where would you go? Friends and family can only do so much. For some great resources I've started putting together a community page on my website. Let me know if there are any great organizations that you would like to add. There is also a page for businesses as well. 

No matter what your career is you can always help these organizations as well. Giving and volunteering is a very fulfilling and soul enriching part of life. If you don't already work with an organization feel free to reach out to one of these or message me with questions. 

Click to view resources.

Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Do you want to do something fun this sumer? 

Check out the open volunteer spots for the Downtown Farmers Market! Follow this link to sign up! http://www.cedarrapids.org/Content/Community-Development/Quality-of-Life/Downtown-Farmers-Market/Volunteers.aspx

I will be there to shop then start my shift 11:30-1:30 June 7th! Come say HI!

Volunteering has always been very important to me. We, my brother and I, always volunteered with my dad growing up. We would go to United Way for UPS and pick up bags of food with UPS and the Boy Scouts. There were always countless times we helped a friend, neighbor or random person (yes dad would be "that guy") if they needed it. 

What ways do you help volunteer for your community?