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Forever Dublin Featured in Dublin News in :90

The Forever Dublin Hub, located at Syntero’s Dublin office, was recently featured on Dublin News in :90. The Forever Dublin Hub, formed in partnership with the City of Dublin, provides social, educational and health resources for Dublin’s older adults and caregivers.

“We have two main services. One is small, educational sessions where we’re providing information about Medicare, how to use technology and how to stay well as you age…” said Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi. “We also have navigators, which if you think about a concierge service, residents ask for that type of service, so they can come in and meet one-on-one with a navigator who can talk about different resources that are available out in the community for caregivers and residents.”

To make an appointment with a navigator, call 614.889.5722 extension 810. Appointments are available on Fridays and Saturdays. To learn more about Forever Dublin, visit www.foreverdublin.com.

Syntero Clinician to Lead Yoga Sessions at Dublin Arts Council Events

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:

25th Birthday Party for Field of Corn

  • Location: Frantz Park, 4995 Rings Rd., Dublin
  • Date: Saturday, September 28
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Flow

  • 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.

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A Special Message from Julie Erwin Rinaldi, Syntero CEO

When my husband and I lost my 19 year old stepdaughter to suicide in 2004, we suddenly became survivors of suicide. Sounds like an odd term given that your first response is that you won’t survive such a tragic loss. Losing someone you love to suicide leaves loved ones reeling, wondering what we could have done differently to prevent this awful outcome. all you are left with are questions and no answers to how the person you loved was in enough pain to want to end their life. The amazing fact is that these losses are 100% preventable.

Suicide prevention is the key to addressing this epidemic. Syntero is placing a laser focus on preventing suicide. Please join us in this effort! You could save a life.

—Julie
Julie Erwin Rinaldi, Syntero CEO

Syntero aims to prevent suicide through youth prevention services, as well as increased conversation and education for parents and school administrators. Syntero also provides individual counseling and support groups for adults, youth and older adults, as well as an ongoing support group for parents who have been pre-deceased by a child for any reason, and suicide post-vention services. To learn more or to make an appointment, please contact Syntero’s Welcome Center at 614- 614.889.5722 ext 133.

Syntero is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that depends on support from community organizations and private donors. Your gift of $20 will help ensure that quality mental health and wellness services, including suicide prevention services, are available to those who need it most. Click here to make a secure donation.

If you or a loved one is in crisis, please contact the Crisis Hotline immediately. In Franklin County, call 614-221-5445. In Delaware and Morrow Counties, text “helpline” to 89821.

Syntero’s Nurse Line Helps Streamline Clients’ Needs

The Nurse Line is now accessible for Syntero psychiatry clients. Existing clients can submit refill requests, prior authorization requests and other medication related requests through the line. Messages are sent directly to the Nurse Line email address, along with all other nurse line calls. This option is not intended for crisis calls, emails to providers or to serve as a patient portal.

Syntero Offers Suicide Prevention & Intervention Services

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, but it is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34; however, it is a preventable public health problem. Ninety percent of people in a suicidal crisis will give some kind of warning to those around them, including the following:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Statements revealing or suggesting a desire to die
  • Sudden behavior changes
  • Depression
  • Giving away personal belongings
  • Purchasing a gun or stockpiling pills
  • Previous attempts
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