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Participate in our Shine A Light Scavenger Hunt! Engage in Meaningful activities and search insightful resources. Random PRIZE drawings will take place at the end of the campaign. Full details can be found HERE.

Week 5: Resiliency

MARCH 1

MESSAGE MONDAY

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To be resilient is to be struck down and rise again at least as strong as you were when you began. To be resilient is to believe your circumstances do not define you…YOU define you. 

#MessageMonday #ShineALight

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MARCH 2nd 

TEACHABLE

TUESDAY

Resilience is made up of five pillars; by strengthening these pillars, we become more resilient. With strong pillars, they will lift you up in times of chaos and challenges. To learn more about how to build these pillars within yourself, check out the STIR website at www.stirmn.org/

 

#TeachableTuesday #ShineALight

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MARCH 3

WELLNESS 

WEDNESDAY

Resiliency is strengthened by recognizing that we are all experts in our own lives and we all have something to share with others. It is important to understand that words can have power, positive power, on others. Remember, your story hasn’t been written yet. Continue to reach out to your supports such as family, friends, or mental health professionals to tell your story.  #WellnessWednesday #ShineALight

MARCH 4

THRIVING

THURSDAY

There are steps you can take each day to build your resiliency in the face of challenges. 

#ThrivingThursday    #ShineALight

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MARCH 5

FITNESS

FRIDAY

Did you participate in our Shine A Light Scavenger Hunt?  Submit your completed sheet by Friday, March 12th to be included in the prize drawings. For full submission details visit: https://www.stirmn.org/scavenger-hunt-page  

Thanks for joining us throughout the campaign. How will you continue to Shine a light in your community?

#FitnessFriday #ShineALight

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Week 4: Suicide Prevention

Feb. 22

MESSAGE MONDAY

Suicide is preventable. We are all a part of the prevention and treatment plan by creating a safe and supportive community. How can you be a part of your community’s suicide prevention plan today?

If you know of someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, please share the CMMHC Four County Crisis Response Line at 320-253-5555 or 1-800-635-8008 and the Crisis Text Line: text MN to 741741.

#MessageMonday #ShineALight

CRISIS #'s:

CMMHC Four County Crisis Response Line at 1-800-635-8008

Crisis Text Line:

text MN to 741741

LINKS:

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FEB. 23

TEACHABLE

TUESDAY

Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in Minnesota; the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34.  As a community, suicide prevention should be a top priority. If you know of someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, please share with them the CMMHC Four County Crisis Response Line at 320-253-5555 or 1-800-635-8008 and the Crisis Text Line: text MN to 741741.

#TeachableTuesday #ShineALight

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FEB. 24 

WELLNESS

WEDNESDAY

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#WellnessWednesday

 

#ShineALight

FEB. 25

THRIVING

THURSDAY

Talking about suicide can be uncomfortable – here are some tips to use during these difficult conversations.  Remember to share help-seeking resources, including the CMMHC Four County Crisis Line: 320-253-5555 or 1-800-635-8008 and the Crisis Text Line: text MN to 741741.

#ThrivingThursday #ShineALight

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RESOURCE LINKS

5 Action Steps for Helping someone in Emotional Pain - National Institute of Mental Health

Week 3: Substance Use/Co-Occurring Disorders

Feb. 15

MESSAGE MONDAY

The added stressors of COVID-19 can lead to changes in drug and alcohol use, especially during times of social isolation. Pay attention to your use habits. If you notice a change in yourself, like using more of a drug or drinking alcohol, reach out to your medical provider or visit the Minnesota Fast-tracker at fast-trackermn.org for access to substance use treatment and resources. 

#MessageMonday #ShineALight

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Feb. 16

TEACHABLE

TUESDAY

Vaping is a popular form of substance use, especially amongst our youth. Check out the video below to learn 8 Things about Vaping and E-Cigarettes!

#TeachableTuesday

#ShineALight

Feb. 17

WELLNESS 

WEDNESDAY

Family support can play a central role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders. Visit SAMHSA for resources on how to start the conversation and help support your loved one.

#WellnessWednesday

#ShineALight

Feb. 18

THRIVING

THURSDAY

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Maintaining substance use disorder recovery is often dependent on social experiences. Though we are asked to social distance and stay home, many recovery supports have moved online. Find your local meeting groups at Support for Addiction Recovery during COVID-19.

#ThrivingThursday #ShineALight

Feb. 19

FITNESS

FRIDAY

We know that physical activity is good for our bodies and our brains – but did you also know it can be preventative to substance use and abuse? Another great reason to get out and move your body today!

#FitnessFriday

#ShineALight

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Week 2: Mental Health / Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feb. 8

MESSAGE MONDAY

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Fighting the stigma on mental health will bring us all to a better acceptance and understanding of the struggles and the journeys of those around us. How can you fight the stigma on mental health today? 

#MessageMonday #ShineALight

Feb. 9

TEACHABLE TUESDAY

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a disorder that causes a change in mood with the changing seasons. An estimated 6% of the U.S population has SAD, though it’s more common in colder climates. What’s something you will do today to avoid symptoms of SAD?

 

#TeachableTuesday

#ShineALight

LINKS:

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Help Guide

Feb. 10

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

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Apps are a great resource and tool to support your mental health. A variety are available with topics that focus on stress, anxiety, emotions, meditation and more.

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FEB. 11

THRIVING THURSDAY

You have the power to “Stop the Silence – Make it Ok!” Be brave and join us in fighting the silence on mental illness!  

#ThrivingThursday #ShineALight

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FEB. 12

FITNESS

FRIDAY

Physical health and movement are a great treatment for improving our mental health. How do you plan to include physical movement into your day today?

#FitnessFriday #ShineALight

Explore our County Parks and enjoy the health benefits of being out in nature.

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Week 1: Social Connections

Feb. 1

MESSAGE MONDAY

Several organizations in and around Sherburne County are coming together to help our communities shine a light during these winter months of isolation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been imperative to stay home and social distance to avoid exposure and spread of the virus. However, this isolation can cause significant loneliness and social isolation. It’s critical to ensure social connection during these times. Join us to learn more about social connections this week and shine a light in your community! 

#MessageMonday #ShineALight

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“Strong social connection leads to a 50%

Participate in our Shine A
Light Scavenger Hunt. Engage
in meaningful activities and
search insightful resources.
Random PRIZE drawings will
take place at the end of the
campaign. Full details can be
found HERE.

Here are some ways you can promote social engagement in your life and fight the effects of loneliness and isolation:

  • Limit negative news consumption. Take breaks from watching news stories or browsing social media. 

  • Create a list of things you can do to reduce stress, anxiety and loneliness.

  • Develop a social engagement plan to connect with loved ones, family and friends in a safe way.

  • Stay physically healthy by exercising, getting enough sleep, eating health and avoiding drugs and alcohol. 

  • Maintain structure in your day

 

#TeachableTuesday #ShineALight

Feb. 2

TEACHABLE

TUESDAY

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Feb. 3

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

#WelnessWednesday #ShineALight

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Feb. 4

THRIVING THURSDAY

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It’s imperative during these times of social distancing and limited social engagement that we be intentional and creative in connecting with others. Fill out the Bounce Back Project’s Social Connection worksheet to create intentional connections in your life! 

#ThrivingThursday #ShineALight

Feb. 5

FITNESS

FRIDAY

Get active and social at the same time by challenging yourself to try new activities like a fitness class or health & wellness group. Many of these social opportunities have moved online!

#FitnessFriday #ShineALight

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