By Sammi deNeui, CommUnity Crisis Services Communications Intern The word “self-care” has become a trending topic over the past couple of years as more and more individuals are becoming more aware of how important it is to partake in self-care. After these last couple of years, it is important that every day you should […]
What is 988? 988 is the new, easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which has changed names to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. When does 988 launch? 988 launched nationwide on Saturday, July 16th. Where are 988 calls answered? 988 calls are be answered by local centers based on the caller’s […]
By Jacob Story, Mobile Crisis Response Manager I remember sitting in my kitchen when I first read Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order to have DHS investigate parents who were seeking gender-affirming care for their trans children. It was, roughly, the fifth snack of the day and my youngest was struggling mightily to get the remaining […]
By Sammi deNeui, CommUnity Crisis Services Communications Intern June 1st marks the beginning of the month-long celebration of Pride! Since Bill Clinton’s presidency, the month of June has been a month of celebration for the LGBTQ+ community with many parades and events located throughout the entire United States. Pride month honors the 1969 Stonewall […]
By Sammi deNeui, CommUnity Crisis Services Communications Intern Throughout the month of May, we have shared a few blog posts as a way to let community members know that it is okay to not be okay. Parth Patel, CommUnity’s Youth Mobile Crisis Coordinator, wrote a piece called “Summer is Almost Here! Tips for Parents to […]
By Amel Ali, CommUnity Crisis Services Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist May is mental health awareness month, and as CommUnity’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist, I want to touch a little bit on stigmas or barriers that other cultures may face when trying to access resources for mental health, specifically in Iowa City. One big […]
By Parth Patel, CommUnity Crisis ServicesYouth Mobile Crisis Coordinator With summer fast approaching and the school year coming to a close, it’s important to recognize that the change in routine can result in some noticeable changes to your child’s mood and behavior. Summer break is considered a rewarding, enjoyable period for kids to have some […]
From looking at the photo above, it’s hard to tell that one of these seats did not receive a meal at the 6th Annual Hunger Banquet last Thursday evening. Like nearly 19,600 Johnson County residents facing food insecurity, roughly 13.5% of Hunger Banquet attendees were served an empty plate at CommUnity’s largest Food Bank fundraiser […]
After two years of virtual events, the Hunger Banquet is returning in person this year! We hope you’ll consider joining us on April 21st at the Coralville Hyatt Regency for this interactive and educational event.
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