Assisted by the Mental Health and Developmental Services Advisory Board, the bi-county Mental Health and Developmental Services' office provides a full range of mental health and intellectual disability services responsive to individual and community needs.
Luzerne County will again be recognizing Suicide Prevention month by displaying the Suicide Prevention colors on the exterior Courthouse lights from dusk to dawn for the first 2 weeks of September, we will also memorialize the 56 lives we lost to suicide in 2019 by displaying ribbons on the Courthouse lawn.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States of America. In 2020 sadly, we lost more than 25 Luzerne County residents to death by Suicide.
We want everyone to know our community is here to help. Support is available 24/7. If you or someone you know is in need of support please contact 211, crisis staff is available.
Each day in September we will be posting an affirmation and self-help tip. Here are the affirmation and self-help tips for the remainder of the week and this weekend:
Affirmation #17 Today is a brand new day.
Tip #17 Drink water, move around today.
Affirmation #18 You are not at the end of your story. You are at the beginning.
Tip #18 Say No to the electronic devices today.
Affirmation #19 Life is full of second chances.
Tip #19 Start a journal today.
Affirmation #20 You have a story to tell.
Tip #20 Get a massage or soak in a hot bath today.
We thought you might be interested in the following:
A podcast from Mindful Mama - Parenting with Mindfulness. How to Survive Being Quarantined with Your Kids - Catherine Pearlman
Click here to be connected to the podcast.
and this article. The Corona Virus: Coping with Fear and Uncertainty
By Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP
Click here for the article.