Stop by the HOPE Mural at Jessie Thornton's United Karate Studio during 1890 Days, on May 27 to celebrate the completion of the HOPE Mural! LIFT Youth Center Inc will be holding a Ribbon Cutting with the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce at 12:30, directly after the parade.
Strength for Catoosa will have a booth where you can purchase your very own HOPE Mural Shirt! Click the button below to learn more about the HOPE Mural Design Contest.
Strength for Catoosa is a county-wide Sources of Strength wellness and suicide prevention initiative spreading messages of hope and health.
Sources of Strength is a nationally renowned, strength-based, comprehensive wellness program that focuses on suicide prevention but impacts other issues such as substance abuse and violence. Our group will use this program to guide our work because we want to really change the way people engage with issues of Mental Health, wellness, and connection in their own lives, and to enact that change on a cultural and community level.
Spreading messages of hope and health across Catoosa!
SOURCES OF STRENGTH WHEEL
Whether related to us by blood, or by choice, these are the people who support, nurture and care for us.
Positive friends lift us up, make us laugh, are honest with us, and are there for us when we need them.
A mentor is an experienced person who shares their insight to help guide us, and help us draw on our own strengths to be the best version of ourselves.
When we feel stressed, healthy activities – whether they are physical, social, or emotional – help us unwind, lift our mood, and gain clarity.
Generosity can look a lot of different ways, from donating money or time to being intentionally kind to other people. These acts of kindness towards others, big or small, can actually make an impact on how we feel about ourselves.
Spirituality is practiced in many ways, but at its core we consider what gives a sense of purpose and connection in our spirit. Thankfulness is a profound way to practice spirituality together, no matter what our cultural heritage and/or spiritual tradition.
When we are injured, we don’t have to stay in pain. We can get better, with access to the medical care we need and deserve. Physical and social/emotional pain are often integrated and it’s important to take care of our bodies, hearts, and minds.
Mental Health is all about getting the support we need and deserve to help us when we are struggling. Our mental health is a very important part of living a healthy life, and oftentimes, getting together with a trusted person, a counselor, or a doctor, can help empower us to overcome internal struggles we might be facing.