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National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

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September 10-16 is National Suicide Prevention Week and The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is partnering with Spectrum Healthcare Group to host a panel of community members who have attempted suicide and are willing to share their stories so people can better understand this trauma which is the 8th leading cause of death in Arizona. On average in Arizona, one person dies by suicide every 7 hours according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

According to Barbara Litrell, President of the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley, “We keep trying to find out what our community can do to help prevent suicide. That will be one of the questions we will ask our panelists. What could family, friends and community do to help someone experiencing the emotional crisis leading to suicide? We are really grateful to our panelists willing to share their stories.”

The program will take place on Thursday, September 14, 4:45PM-6:45PM at the Jewish Community Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Dr, Sedona. A soup supper will be served at 4:45 and the panel will begin at 5:15PM. The program is free and open to the public.

The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is an all volunteer 501C3 organization whose mission is to build support and eliminate the stigma for individuals and families challenged by mental health issues through education, outreach, advocacy, community conversations and support services. For more information, contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135 or blitrell@aol.com.

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The One Thing You Can Always Change

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There’s an old joke that says, “Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does a thing about it.”

It’s meant to point out the obvious fact that there are many things in Life over which we have no control.

Zero. Zip. Nada.

We have no control over our height, or the color of our eyes.

We have no control over the time the sun rises or sets.

We have no control over traffic.

We have no control over the person who tries to sneak 15 items into the “10 items or less” line.

And, like the weather, complaining about these things is a waste of energy because we simply can’t change them.

But there is one thing about all these things that we CAN change…our attitude toward them.

Unlike the weather and the traffic and the person in the “express check-out,” we have control over our attitude. We can change it, make it better. We have that choice each and every day. No one can do it for us and no one can take a positive attitude away from us without our consent.

We control it.

So, take a deep breath when Life hands you a situation completely out of your hands. Don’t try to change IT…change YOU instead.

(And please, count those items BEFORE you get into the “10 items or less” line. Those of us behind you with only two items thank you.) 

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