May is mental health awareness month. We have been coordinating with other groups to bring more support to the city in this regard.
Communities That Care (CTC) started in our county in response to the loss of youth in our community due to self-harm. We want to do all we can to support the challenges faced by our citizens. We will be hosting CTC for a couple of workshops held in our city. Please contact the city for times, locations, and availability for workshops. We will be hosting one called QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer: dealing with recognizing and responding to those with warning signs for suicide crisis. We plan to host a training course in different departments focused on de-escalation that applies to work, family, and all personal interactions. We are in discussions about bringing more workshops to the city as well. We aim to make our community a better place to live, work, and play.
The city has been the host city for the Illumination celebration and will host this again this coming September. Illumination has aimed at bringing more awareness to mental health issues, specifically focusing on our youth. In addition to the firework show and live performances, we use that event to connect our youth with resources and support that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
In partnership with Davis Behavior Health (DBH, also connected to CTC and Illumination) we continue to support workshops and classes on a variety of subjects such as Strengthening Families, Stress Reduction, Parenting, Everyday Resilience, and Emotional Coaching. DBH helps us connect citizens with other needed resources such as addiction recovery, support groups, and other crisis services. We welcome support in any of these areas for our citizens.
Mayor Dave Maughan