Guest Blog: A Stigma that Kills
Alexandria “Lexi” Lacoste, 17, is a 12th-grader at Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester, Vt. She survived a suicide attempt when she was in the eighth grade. She now helps other teens who are struggling with mental health challenges to understand they are not alone, and how to find help.
Conference Probes Self-Care and Community Resilience
Trauma recovery expert and incoming president of the American Psychological Association Thema Bryant, PhD., will give the keynote for this year’s virtual VCP conference, Moving Forward Together 2022: Promoting Resilience Through Complex Times. Registration is now open for the free online conference March 10.
Music as a Tool for Well-Being
Does music help you relax or de-stress? Would you like to learn simple ways to deepen your engagement with music to support your day-to-day well-being? Join COVID Support VT for a free virtual workshop on exploring music as a tool for wellness.
Five Reasons Goals Fail
How’s your New Year’s resolution holding up? Did you make one? If you did, was it realistic, from the vantage point of hindsight? Learn how to make goals that stick in COVID Support VT’s new weekly workshop on Goal-Setting.
Mental Health Advocacy Day Highlights Local Voices
At Mental Health Advocacy Day, an annual event for seven years now, people coping with mental health challenges get to tell their stories to people who have the power to make a difference. Becca Balint fits both categories.
Beyond the Lift: Winter Sports for the Rest of Us
For some of us, bundling up for outdoor fun in the deep freeze of Vermont’s notoriously long winter is daunting. Others find it exhilarating, reveling in the bracing cold, deep snow, and sparkling ice. Wherever you are on the spectrum of winter love (or hate), getting outside is a great mood-booster.