Mental Health Partners is hosting a community meeting for Longmont, Lyons and other area residents on coping with the emotional trauma caused by the recent flood disaster. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
When: Monday, Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education, 395 South Pratt Parkway, Longmont, CO
Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, Director of Access, Emergency and Community Services for Mental Health Partners, will lead a conversation focused on helping people cope with the aftermath of traumatic events like the recent flood disaster.
The conversation will focus on:
• Recognizing and identifying signs of trauma and distress
• Implementing coping strategies to help oneself, family members and others recover emotionally from the effects of trauma
• Talking to children about the flooding and its impact
• Developing awareness about experiences that can provoke a recurrence of trauma-related feelings
Additional mental health professionals from Mental Health Partners will be available to talk with attendees about personal experiences, to offer guidance and assistance, and provide information about community resources available for mental health and wellness. Other local agency and disaster assistance staff will be present too.