Giving Tuesday is November 28th!
Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts
It is with heavy heart that we report the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Chief John Norris of the Forest Bend Fire Department.
"When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage, Give me strength to save some life whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late. Or save an older person from the horror of that fate. And hear the weakest shout, and quickly and effectively to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor, and protect his property. And if according to your will I have to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife."
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)/Living Works
Skills training is one of the most effective suicide preventions. When people are thinking about suicide, they almost always express their pain in ways that invite others to reach out and help. Training empowers someone to recognize these signs and provide life-saving support.
The Living Works ASIST experience is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audio and visuals, discussions, and simulations. You will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing warning signs, providing skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.
Living Works is the world’s leading suicide intervention training company, and its solutions are designed to empower a community-based approach to suicide prevention. Everyone can play a role in creating powerful safety networks to support those in need. By instilling life-saving skills throughout communities, we can protect people where they live, work, play and learn.
For information on Gulf Coast Center’s ASIST training or to schedule a training at your organization, please contact Justin Becker at 409-944-4308 or email@example.com.
Life After Loss: Discussion with a Grief Counselor
VIDEO: Watch Galveston County CISM Team Lead, Chaplain, and Peer, Moe Mays. He is also a Minister. Moe is interviewed by YouTuber and Influencer, Dominique Sachse. They sit down to discuss how to process such a heavy pain. Moe also shares resources and ways to find help so you don’t feel alone.
A nonprofit organization is working to help first responders deal with on-the-job trauma and grief after crisis. The Galveston County Critical Incident Stress Management team is a volunteer organization that provides stress management intervention to agencies that seek it after a crisis or emergency situation, members said. The program offers different levels of help to responders, their families and the agencies, members said.
What is CISM?
Critical Incidents are highly stressful situations. Simply put, a critical incident is a traumatic event (or perceived life-threatening event) that has sufficient power to overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope. Normal physical and psychological responses occur which places considerable pressure upon that person.
About the Galveston County CISM Team
We have all experienced crisis, trauma, and difficult situations, and sometimes we need some help coping! Please take advantage of our CISM team! We are here to assist you and your agency. We have peers, mental health clinicians, chaplains, spouse peers, and more. Never feel alone or abandoned. We are a brotherhood and always here to help.
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Resources, articles, links, and, information on crisis management, trauma, stress, and other mental health issues
Information on training, certification, educational opportunities, and continuing education
Learn more about the services our team provides including crisis response, chaplaincy, peer support, referrals, and more.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or would like to learn more about our team.