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School Tragedy Response Team

What would you do if you were a school superintendent and a beloved staff member completed suicide or a teenager was killed in a tragic accident? These are situations our school administration and staff face often. In fact, in the past year our school tragedy response team has responded to 4 different school crisis situations. The team, headed by Chief Rick Skilliter and supported by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is made up of emergency responders, mental health professionals, school personnel, and community members who have been trained in critical incident stress management and in responding to and managing school crises. Recently many of the team completed a two day trai

It Just Takes a Moment

I met a lady working in her yard this evening. She's a neighbor who loves flowers. She told me that her flower garden was on the Samaritan House Garden Tour next Sunday. She told me this with some pride and then she added, "It's good for my mental health!" For the rest of my walk this evening I found myself noticing things in a different way. Now I've been walking this neighborhood for the past 20 years. Yet, this evening I felt like I was seeing things for the first time. I even took a few pictures of flowers and trees - what I mean to say is that I actually stopped to notice them instead of being focused on how much time I walked or how far I'd gone. I noticed the world around me and i

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