In September, during National Suicide Prevention Month, the City of Dublin and the Dublin Police hosted the Dublin Suicide Prevention Town Hall, a safe space for community members to discuss suicide prevention. Syntero clinicians led breakout sessions at the Dublin Suicide Prevention Town Hall in an effort to increase conversation and education for community members surrounding this epidemic that affects people from all walks of life and of all ages. Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi also shared her personal survivor story with attendees. Thank you to the City of Dublin for including Syntero in this critical community conversation. Syntero is a leading provider of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention services and partners with schools, municipalities and service organizations increase awareness about suicide prevention.
While Suicide is a difficult public health crisis to talk about, it affects people across all cultures, populations and age groups. This Sept. 15, the City of Dublin and Dublin Police are partnering with local mental health providers, including Syntero, to offer residents a space to discuss suicide prevention as an important community conversation in Dublin. The town hall will feature presentations about debunking common myths, how to talk to someone considering suicide, and ways to support yourself or other in your life with mental health resources.
See the agenda and registration form for this town hall here.
Syntero Outpatient Clinician Will Varnum, LISW-S, 200 RYT, will lead yoga sessions at two Dublin Arts Council (DAC) events this fall. DAC’s Art & Wellness Discovery Series, a two-year initiative that explores intersections of arts and wellness, will include two fall events:
Location: Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin
Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Varnum will lead yoga for kids at the September event, and a restorative yoga session for adults at the October event. The sub-theme for the Field of Corn birthday party event is “play” and arts activities will include recreational lawn games, artist talk, a “corn maze” tour of the artwork and printmaking activities. Several local food vendors will be on-site as well. The “Flow” event will feature art activities that will inspire feelings of tranquility and calmness, including calligraphy and hand lettering workshops, de-stressing yoga and dance sessions. Both events are free and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.
Syntero offers comprehensive services specifically designed for the
LGBTQ+ community, provided by culturally competent staff members. During Pride
Month, Syntero celebrated the LGBTQ+ community by holding a fun event at The
Candle Lab to provide an opportunity for community members to meet program
coordinators while making candles. Twenty percent of all proceeds supported
Syntero’s LGBTQ+ programs. Later in the month, Syntero’s Family Pride Mixer
provided an opportunity for Syntero staff, program participants, potential
program participants and their families to socialize and support one another.
Syntero provides an array of LGBTQ+ services, including individual counseling, couples and family counseling,
sexual health education and yoga. Additionally, the Celebrate You! group for adolescents and the Celebrate Us! group for families and friends of members of the
LGBTQ+ community offer LGBTQ+ community members and supporters an opportunity
to socialize while addressing issues in a supportive, safe environment to lead
to positive outcomes and healthy/balanced lifestyles and choices for dealing
with identity issues.