Presented by Steamboat Pilot
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in the Yampa Valley. This year’s project will focus on the critical and relevant topic of mental health. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 22, for presentations from keynote speaker Kevin Hines and Meghan Francone, suicide prevention coordinator of REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide) in Moffat County.
The Longevity Project, Part 1: Suicide is preventable
One hour can make a life-or-death difference for someone in the community. One hour is the common amount of time that a person who has made the ultimate decision to take his or her life lives before actually completing that action.
From the editor: Let’s keep the mental health conversation going
The Longevity Project, Part 2: Mindful time in green spaces improves mental, physical health
Standing in a forest or sitting on a rock on the edge of a river can fight cancer and improve your health. While simplified, it’s true.
The Longevity Project, Part 3: Mental health impacts of pandemic are multi-faceted
Research shows an increase in anxiety, depression, burnout, sadness and substance abuse among people since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.