My Hope for Alumni and for Humanity

April 17, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on My Hope for Alumni and for Humanity»

We present this hope from GCF alumnus and Davide Buckel’s Mentee Domingo Morales.

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Green City Force is all about hopes. Never stop dreaming. We have to keep going, and live David’s message through our lives.

I hope that if anyone ever feels that they don’t have hope, that they can reach out to a corps member or a staff member: never give up. People want to help. We are here for each other. Always talk to someone: find someone, write down your thoughts, think about how to make it easier in a positive way. KEEP POSITIVE. We can do more good on this earth being here and persevering. We’ll all try to live up to David’s standards as best we can, but not punish ourselves if at times we can’t meet those standards. It can take longer than we expect – that’s when hope comes in.

I invite everyone in the GCF community to join me in contributing your hopes in the comment section of the Facebook post.

-Domingo

Please continue to utilize the Green City Force family as a resource; if you’d like to set an appointment to talk with one of our social workers individually, let us know and we will connect you. If you’d like to come by the office for familiar faces and a hug or two, please do! We are here for you.

If you’d like to connect with a mental health specialist immediately, we encourage you to make use of NYC Well; a free and confidential service that will connect you with a trained counselor 24/7 for immediate support, as well as access to on-going mental health services. They can be reached by phone at 1-888-692-9355, or by texting “WELL” to 65173.

Please remember that even in this moment of profound sadness, no one is alone. Don’t be afraid to tell people what you need; they want to help.

If you feel you are at risk, or fear a family member or loved one is thinking about suicide: Reach Out! To a friend, a family member, a mental health provider, a trusted community member, anyone you feel comfortable with. For immediate assistance, The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available, 24/7, and will connect you with a trained crisis counselor: 800-273-TALK (8255)

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