FLC Parish Health
PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY MISSION:
OPENING DOORS TO CHRIST BY PROMOTING THE SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH OF ALL MEMBERS OF FIRST LUTHERAN AND OUR COMMUNITY.
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. During this month the goal is to shift public perception, spread hope and share vital information to people affected by suicide, and also ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help.
79% of all people who die by suicide are male.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10–14 and the 3rd leading cause of death among people aged 15-24 in the U.S.
Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
To help raise awareness, FLC has invited Scott Geiselhart to speak during Wednesday worship on September, 27th at 6:00PM. His presentation, Seeing In Color Again, is an inspirational presentation that educates audiences about PTSD, addiction, and suicide. Scott was one of the first firefighters in the country to talk about his experience with PTSD, addiction, and his suicide-attempt. You will hear about his very personal journey that took him from a very dark place to post traumatic success. This presentation will take the place of a worship service for the night. All ages are welcome to listen to Scott talk about his journey and how to get help. For those who wish to attend, but do not think their children are ready for such sensitive content, there will be volunteers in the Rec Room leading various activities for youth and families who desire an alternative option.
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Parish Health Ministries
Blood Pressure Checks
Available upon request.
FLC Parish Nurse office
Tai Ji Quan Class
We will be starting a new Tai Ji Quan session on September 26th. This class will be held in the Rec Room on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00PM. All are welcome (yes, that includes men!). Tai Ji Quan improves our balance and strength. The movements can be done standing or seated and in a way that is most comfortable for you. This is a 12-week session ending December 21st. If you would like to improve your balance, become stronger and maybe make a new friend or two, please come! Bring along a friend or family member. Call Denise at 218-847-5656 with questions.
Health Care Directives/Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is the process of making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you are unable to speak for yourself. It guides family and healthcare providers to follow your documented preferences for care. If you have questions regarding your health care directive, call Denise at 847-5656. Your decisions matter! Write your health care directive today.