2020: Launch Events in Ghent-area businesses in February/March
• Story-telling event at The Muse
• Larger launch (with media support) at O’Connor Brewery
Distribution of resources to participating businesses beginning in Feb/March/April
• Initial goal of 30 participating orgs/businesses by end of April
• Goal of adding 10 additional orgs/businesses per month for a total of 100 participating orgs/businesses by the end of 2020
Initial assessments/evaluations with partner businesses as they come on board; follow up assessments or evaluations after six weeks.
Track numbers of materials distributed, employees trained using videos, etc.
Additional workshops/training events scheduled throughout the summer
Resources distributed at community festivals/events
Early 2021 launch in additional neighborhood/business districts
Late 2020 or early 2021 determine next organizational steps for our coalition –
Coalition initiatives falling under the managerial auspices of one of our partner agencies or the City of Norfolk while maintaining its strength as a coalition
Talk Saves Lives Training6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A brief introduction to suicide prevention. Learn the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. Take 45 minutes out of your life to learn how to save a life. No need to sign up in advance – just show up with an open heart.
This course will be held simultaneously at five locations in Norfolk:
- Slover Library, 235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510
- Southside Aquatics Center, 1750 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23523
- Pretlow Anchor Library, 111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
- Lamberts Point Community Center, 1251 W 42nd St, Norfolk, VA 23508
- O’Connor Brewing Company, 211 W 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517
A Concert for Mental Health Awareness8:00 pm - 12:00 amLearn More
An interactive, full-sensory experience provided by The Up Center to elevate your mental state and educate everyone on the mind-body connection. Featuring Pet Name, Deathhouse Blues, and Bended Light.
Out of the Darkness Community Walk10:00 amLearn More
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Mind, Body & Soul Fair at Stockley Gardens10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn ways to heal your own mind, body, and soul through this day of free workshops, including on meditation, gentle yoga, art therapy, mindfulness for parents, and coping with postpartum depression.
Reducing Depression, Stress and Anxiety in the LGBTQ and LGBTQ Youth Community6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Social stigma, bullying and barriers to care affect the LGBTQ community’s mental health in a number of ways; please join us for a community conversation on how depression, stress and anxiety affect the LGBTQ community. Our guest speakers will talk about their work in the LGBTQ mental health space and how LGBTQ individuals, the medical community, and allies can be supportive.
Science Pubs: Healing Our Heroes: The Science of Risk and Resilence for Military Mental Health6:00 pmLearn More
Meet at Smartmouth Brewing to hear from Professor Rob Cramer of Old Dominion University, who will discuss how our community can best heal our heroes once they’re home. Please RSVP by Monday, October 23rd.
5th Annual CHAS Foundation Celebration4:00 pm - 8:00 pmLearn More
The Chas Foundation is a Norfolk-based non-profit that supports families with mental illness by raising awareness and growing community support. The party will feature great food, drinks, and live music.