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April 1, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. A recent article in the Journal of Addiction Medicine reported changes in alcohol consumption in response to the COVID -19 pandemic in the […]

March 26, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. Do you wonder if you are depressed? Over the past two weeks, have you: Experienced little interest or pleasure in doing things? Felt […]

March 19, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

  If you are considering suicide, seek help immediately. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also a Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.   Two Sundays ago I had the privilege of speaking at a forum in a congregation that had just experienced the loss […]

March 12, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

Last Sunday I had the privilege of speaking at a forum in a congregation who had just experienced the loss of a member by suicide. While mental health struggles are always common in the US, with COVID we are seeing a rise in depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use and insomnia. Over the coming weeks, I […]

July 31, 2020 | by Hannah Wilder

Camp Stevens, an Episcopal camp and retreat center just outside of downtown Julian, has shifted gears this year—instead of summer camp for 100 kids every week, the facility now offers day use for hiking, swimming, meditating in the outdoor chapel, as well as small overnight retreats for individuals and families. Nestled on 256 acres of […]

July 31, 2020 | by Greg Tuttle

Sometime in Lent, several of us started to wonder how Vacation Bible School could look this summer then began to dream big.  Beginning to glimpse Jesus’ vision of our mission field in The Great Commission, we realized that we were free of geographic boundaries and that our traditional and separate week-long Vacation Bible Schools could […]

July 24, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 or text 838255 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or click Chat Now Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in […]

June 12, 2020 | by Greg Tuttle

My eldest son is among the graduates of the Class of 2020. He had his last day of high school and didn’t even know it. He was born into the world of 9/11, and like many, he ended his high school career by marching–in solidarity—chanting, “This is what democracy looks like” rather than humming Pomp and […]

May 7, 2020 | by Frank Munoz

Did you know that veterans are 10 times more likely to go to clergy than all other Mental Health Providers? Our military and veterans often don’t know where to go to for help, compassionate care and support. Often they are seeking a more comfortable place, like a church or clergy for help with their problems. […]

May 6, 2020 | by Charlette Preslar

On June 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. we will honor the High School Seniors in our diocese with a live streamed baccalaureate service. Bishop Susan Brown Snook is excited to lead us in a service filled with youth readers, musicians, and a virtual procession of the graduates. In a time where so many of the […]