Seminar Helps Community Members Prevent Suicide

We were thrilled with the high participation and great turnout at Morris-Baker’s recently held seminar, From Risk to Resilience, that focused on suicide prevention. Members of the community who attended ranged in profession from ministers, chaplains, and emergency personnel to school counselors, social workers, educators, students, and psychologists. The first half of the seminar was spent learning about suicide prevention and how to best care for family members who have lost…Keep Reading

Woof-Woof: At the Senior Expo!

Shuly and Kibbi attended the Senior Expo this week at the Holiday Inn. Sponsored by the Johnson City Press, the Senior Expo brought out many members of the community to find out about services and opportunities. Kibbi, the Morris-Baker therapy dog, mingled with the crowd and was happy to get some attention. Sometimes things are made a little easier by having a dog around. She is always available upon request…Keep Reading

Daytime Tri-Cities Highlights Morris-Baker Seminar

Preston McKee made an appearance today on Daytime Tri-Cities to talk about the importance of suicide prevention. Preston highlighted the upcoming seminar Morris-Baker is hosting to train clergy, social workers, health workers, and other community professionals on knowing what signs to look for and how to navigate these situations. Click here to watch this segment of Daytime Tri-Cities.  Correction: Although statistics provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are cited…Keep Reading

Shuly and Kibbi Visit Adult Day Services

This week, Shuly took Kibbi to Adult Day Services to meet with clients and staff. Kibbi loved meeting all the new people, and everyone was warm and sweet to her. Clients swapped stories about dogs in their own lives, and Shuly talked about her adventures with Kibbi. Shuly became a trained therapy dog handler in the spring, but Kibbi has been working as a therapy dog for years. This was…Keep Reading

Grief Resources Available at the Mall’s Health Resources Center

We have been fortunate to partner with a new venue where community members can access some of our grief resources. The Health Resources Center at the Mall of Johnson City is now offering our free Finding Hope booklet series, aimed at supporting anyone who has experienced a loss. The Center also has information about our (free) community grief support group and our Healing Hearts monthly outings group. Thank you to…Keep Reading