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  1. Linn County Iowa selected as national Community Resilience pilot program

    Linn County, Iowa was selected as one of the first two pilot projects for the Community Resilience program by the National Research Council (NRC) and…

  2. Where is Your Heartbreak Calling You?

    As I was preparing to travel to a small community that lost a child as the fourth person to suicide this year, I heard about…

  3. What is your B-HAG?

    by Scott Erickson,  Strategic Communications intern for the Community Resiliency Project. Most people read the term B-HAG and have little or no idea what the acronym…

  4. How Do You Catch a Black Cat at Night?

    Guest contribution by Scott Erickson Many people may look at my life and think I have it in order.  I’m currently a student athlete at…

  5. Changing the Conversation about Mental Illness

    A woman’s child in elementary school was committed for psychological evaluation and residential treatment. Rare for a child so young. Real challenges. Real need for…

  6. Thriving Community Walking Out Message: You Matter. We Need You.

      Thrive Mount Vernon has been hard at work implementing the Project’s “You Matter – We Need You” curriculum. A Top 10 List to highlight…

  7. Mount Vernon Community coming together to remind youth: “You Matter. We Need You.”

        Thrive Mount Vernon, our Project’s Pilot Thriving Community, has been working hard to develop a collective focus on building resiliency throughout Mount Vernon,…

  8. Exploring Self Care and Self Compassion

    Our pilot Thriving Community of Mount Vernon, Iowa is celebrating time spent with bestselling author Jen Louden.  Jen is a personal growth pioneer who helped…

  9. Rest & Recharge Retreat

    We had such a great time at the Rest & Recharge Mid-Week Mini-Retreat with bestselling author Jennifer Louden. Jen Louden is a personal growth pioneer…

  10. Tree of Trust Model

    Thrive Mount Vernon is grateful to Mount Vernon Middle School art teacher (Thank you, Mr. Benesh!) and the Art Club who partnered with students to…