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May 22 Soothing Saturday Event Video Posted

About this event, held Saturday, May 22, 2021: The Office of the Mayor-President partnered with several businesses, community and faith-based partners to host a citywide event in observance of May as Mental Health Awareness Month and to also provide an atmosphere of relaxation and self-care amid events that have resulted in communal trauma, e.g. suicides, drownings, the Secor fishing boat capsizing, restorative justice issues and other local, regional and national scenarios impacting our general wellbeing. Highlight video featured below.    
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ReCAST Virtual Professional Training: Responding to Traumatic Loss During and Post Pandemic

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Self-Care Workshop, June 6

Collective Stress and Trauma: Using Mind-Body Medicine as The Bridge Comprehensive Self-Care Workshop [ REGISTER HERE ]