This 8 week closed group will provide survivors a safe, confidential space to explore and process their loss. Each session, facilitated by a peer suicide survivor, will offer sharing and discussion on topics including grief, guild, anger and preparing for the future. Group will be held weekly at Some other Solution on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm.There is no cost to attend.
The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray’s wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city’s frontline social and aid workers.
The hours of sunlight in Canada’s oilsands capital are few but there are thousands of residents downloading stories of stress and trauma on crisis support workers.Read Article Here
For 1 Hours around the globe, this candle lighting honours children, siblings, and grandchildren of all ages who have died from any cause and transcends all ethnic, cultural, and religious boundaries.
Come join us on Sunday, July31st at the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the inaugural RBC Walk Fore Fort McMurray presented by Global Edmonton during the final round of Edmonton’s Makenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada event, The Syncrude Oil Country Championship Presented by AECON!
If you have never had to reach out and ask for help or support, it can be overwhelming. In fact for many people, asking for help is so uncomfortable and difficult that they will experience prolonged hardship before seeking assistance, this is often the case in community disasters. Not knowing who to call or where to turn is another reason that people do not reach out. Fortunately in Fort McMurray there is an easy to remember number that can connect community members to the information, resources and referrals that they need. 211 has been operating in Calgary and Edmonton since 2004, and 211 Wood Buffalo launched in 2014. 211 Wood Buffalo is funded by the United Way Fort McMurray, and operates through Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (SOS).Read Article Here
SOS Summer Rec Program (SRP) is a drop-in day camp for all kids aged 6 (by August 31st, 2016) to 11, and for Junior Mentors aged 12 to 16. All campers must have submitted a registration form one day prior to attending the camp. Registration includes a thorough reading of the camp rules and guidelines, completion of the permission forms, and payment of the $20 registration fee Click Here for Registration
Some Other Solutions (SOS) Society for Crisis Prevention Launches the 2016 Summer Rec Program
This summer there are Some Other Solutions for Fort Murray’s Young People. Read More Here
Russell Thomas writes a powerful blog based on his interview and conversation with TJ.
You can read more here.
Spring Has Sprung. A great article about mental health and wellness by Janene Hickman in SNAPd newspaper.Read more here
On March 15th, TJ Carabeo was a guest on IMPACT Radio. Child and Youth Programs Manager with Some Other Solutions, TJ has had a remarkable journey from being born in the Philippines to growing up in Toronto and making the big move to Fort McMurray. He also recently explored his artistic side, performing in Keyano … Continue reading TJ Carabeo interview on IMPACT Radio
Linda Sovdi talks with radio host Charmaine Hammond about how to help others through bereavement and coping with loss.
Stand Up For Mental Health Carla White, local author and speaker, had the crowd roaring in laughter as she sipped from her giant wine glass sharing stories about raising her kids while struggling with symptoms of depression: “There were bottles, crying and time outs…some of that was even for the kids!” She graced the stage … Continue reading Some Other Solutions
Just over two weeks ago, the world recoiled in shock and sadness at the news that comic actor Robin Williams, a familiar and beloved face whose humour delighted generations, had died. Following shortly on the news that Willliams was gone was the more shocking revelation, delivered in a murmured whisper by many: the comic had … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Week Aims to Bring Awareness to Youth
Community-based organizations dedicated to mental health and well-being are hoping the Aug. 11 suicide of famed actor and comedian Robin Williams will not only encourage dialogue at an international level, but also on a local level. While numerous resources are available in town and to Alberta residents — including private therapy and counselling, the Canadian … Continue reading Turning tragedy into prevention, awareness
With today being World Suicide Prevention Day, Some Other Solutions is asking people to wear yellow. SOS counsellor Janene Hickman says wearing yellow is a way to remind people to watch out for signs someone may be comtemplating suicide. Hickman says speaking with someone who you think is depressed and may be thinking about taking … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day today
The simple act of asking someone if they’re okay; showing care and concern for someone who may be vulnerable to suicide can be a game-changer. The power of a caring conversation will be one of several messages that Some Other Solutions – SOS – will continue to share as it marks World Suicide Prevention Day … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10
TJ Carabeo, Some Other Solutions’ (SOS) Manager of Youth and Child Programs and the SOS Team are helping local artists express themselves with the SOS ”Fear No Art” initiative featuring the organization’s sponsored free wall for graffiti and urban artists to tag, draw and create on a legal canvas. Graffiti removal maintenance can cost taxpayers … Continue reading “Fear No Art” aids artists in leaving mark
A special thanks to the wonderful staff from Dunvegan Gardens, Home Hardware, and Spruceland Lumber for your time and donations to make our garden dreams a reality. We didn’t have much experience with gardening but with our new friends’ patience and advice, our garden is flourishing!
The Summer Rec Program just finished its first full week! New friends and new wonderful memories have been made! Do you know of any children aged 7-11 that would like be in the camp? Or perhaps a youth aged 12-16 that would like to be a junior mentor? Message Summercamp@someothersolutions.ca for more details!
We just want to say a BIG THANKS to Michelle and the United Way of Fort McMurray team for coordinating this Day of Caring to give our backyard a face lift! We are so inspired by the volunteers from Suncor for taking time in using their skills to make our yard safer and more fun … Continue reading BIG THANKS to Michelle
There is a blog on TJ’s Radio Show regarding the Graffitti Wall Re-Launch that can be found here: