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July 1, 2013

Get involved in 'Stomp Out Bullying' Glow Walk on Aug. 16

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The Glow Walk committee has decided to give the proceeds of this walk to Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center. As a 10-year employee of Bridgeview CMHC during which time I have worked with area youth regarding bullying prevention, self-esteem, conflict resolution and suicide prevention programming, I am extremely grateful to and proud of our community for uniting against bullying and recognizing the value of mental health education and treatment for those suffering the effects of bullying.

The antidote to bullying is promoting and modeling respectfulness, self-confidence, empathy, compassion, assertiveness and healthy communication skills.

Please, remember that all of us play a role in creating a healthy, positive environment communitywide, in all sectors. Can you be one of the many “someones” who cares a whole awful lot? If so, work to foster those positive attributes in your own life, and please take part in the first ever Glow Walk on Friday, August 16!

Jocelyn Meyer, youth educator

Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center

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