Easton Businesses Support Suicide Prevention Campaign

For All Seasons hosted its 2nd Annual NO MATTER WHAT . . . YOU MATTER Suicide Prevention Campaign with a kick-off event in Easton at the Bartlett Pear Inn at 28 South Harrison Street. The free event included refreshments provided by Hair of the Dog and Piazza Italian Market and live music by Black Dog Alley. A weeklong Shop & Dine event was held from October 5-13 in Easton. The campaign’s goals were to provide some of the warning signs of suicide and tips for how to help prevent suicide, while raising funds for For All Season Suicide Prevention services.

The following Easton businesses participated in the weeklong event, donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales to For All Season: Bon Mojo, Crackerjack, Doc’s Downtown Grille, Dragonfly Boutique, Easton Acupuncture – Jen Coleman, Ebbtide Wellness, Frugalicious, Hill’s Café & Juice Bar, Krave, La De Da, Lizzy Dee, Marc|Randall,  Out of the Fire, Piazza Italian Market, Salisbury Gift & Garden, Shearer the Jeweler, Sonny’s of NY Pizza, Trade Whims, and Vintage Books and Fine Art.

Sponsors of this year’s event included A Time to Heal Physical Therapy, Ashley Insurance, Baird Wealth Management, Bartlett Pear Inn, Bay Pilates, Berrier, Ltd, Chuck Mangold Jr. of  Benson & Mangold, Computers of Easton, Curlicue, Fitness Rx, Hair o’ the Dog, Hill’s Drug Store, Kevertin Pet Resort, Kiln Born Creations, Laser Letters, Massage Plus, Mid-Shore Community  Foundation, Near & Far Media, Rise Up Coffee Roasters, Shore United Bank, Studio 2 Salon, The Trippe Gallery, Troika Gallery, West Wing Salon, and YMCA of Chesapeake. Special thanks go to Easton Business Alliance.

Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Many different factors may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. For All Seasons hopes that by discussing the signs and symptoms associated with suicide that it can raise awareness about the issue in our community.  Because family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs of suicide, they can be critical to helping an individual find treatment with a provider who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.

For All Seasons provides Trauma Certified Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry; and Crisis and Advocacy Services for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Rape and Trauma. For a same-day crisis appointment, call 410-822-1018.

Throughout the year, For All Seasons brings awareness to the community about such issues as suicide, sexual assault, trauma, and mental health needs.

Follow For All Seasons on Facebook to find out how to get involved. For further information, call Monika Mraz at 410-822-1018, email mmraz@forallseasonsinc.org or visit forallseasonsinc.org/youmatter.

Jennifer Williams (left), Talbot County Council; Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director, For All Seasons, John Malin, President, Board of Directors of For All Seasons; Mayor Robert Willey; Lesa Lee, Clinical Director at For All Seasons; Delegate Jeff Ghrist, Chuck Callahan, Talbot County Council; and Jim Jaramillo, Talbot County Republican Central Committee. Mayor Robert Willey presented a proclamation recognizing For All Seasons “No Matter What You Matter” Suicide Prevention Campaign.

Senator Addie Eckardt (left), Allie Prell, For All Seasons NMWYM Committee Member; Katie Pittsinger, For All Seasons employee; Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director, For All Seasons; and Diane Flagler, Member of For All Seasons Board of Directors.

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