Community Health Coordinator Addresses BI Senior Center

The newly hired Bainbridge Island Community Health Coordinator, Kelsey Lynch, recently addressed the Bainbridge Island Senior Center Community via BISC’s Something to Talk About podcast. Something to Talk About‘s host Katie Auger interviewed Lynch about her work. Lynch explained that as part of the Bainbridge Island Police Department, she assists in active calls involving mental health … More Community Health Coordinator Addresses BI Senior Center

Washington Listens: Emotional Support During COVID-19

A new service provided by the Washington Health Care Authority is designed to provide support with pandemic-related stress and emotional fallout caused by COVID-19. People can access the service, which is called Washington Listens, via telephone at 1-833-681-0211. The service accepts calls, messages, texts, or video calls. Crisis counselors provide callers with “non-clinical psycho-education based support. Callers … More Washington Listens: Emotional Support During COVID-19

PFA for Parents Video

The Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid Team has just released a PFA video targeting parents during a crisis. The video reviews the basic concepts of Psychological First Aid, discusses effective and ineffective coping strategies, and goes over the signs of stress in children. Watch the video here:

Connections Cafe Links Parents During COVID

When the pandemic hit, Raising Resilience—a local organization whose mission is to use parenting education, connections, and resources to help families thrive—had to figure out how to continue to support families during social distancing. The result? Connections Cafe, “a free virtual Cafe to help our parenting community come together (while keeping their distance) to process and … More Connections Cafe Links Parents During COVID