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Crucial Conversations

Crucial conversations. We all have them. Many of us dread them. We run what we want to say through our heads. That’s good. This month you’ll find links and tipsheets helping you to start those tough talks. Let’s start with a tool to talk with your kids about underage drinking. Let's end the silence.

Here's a tool to help you start the conversation

Let's talk about dating

Dating is part of growing up. Feeling pressure, unsafe or harmed in any way is not. Download this free conversation starter before you talk with your teen about dating and the peer pressure that comes with it. It’s not too early to including your middle-schooler in the conversation.

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Words Matter

Glenn Close, actor and chairperson of Bring Change 2 Mind, has learned that talking about mental illness is a family affair. Close’s sister and nephew are living with serious and persistent mental illnesses. “I challenge every American family to no longer whisper about mental illness behind closed doors.” Hear her story of hope and recovery.

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A Common Thread

Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds has begun speaking out to parents of mentally ill children—especially in the wake of recent mass killings and school invasions.

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Ways to give

Ways to Give

You can help Gracepoint continue its important work ensuring the health, stability, security and well-being of those in need in Hillsborough County by making a contribution to the Gracepoint Foundation by calling (813) 239-8174 or donating online. When you give to the Gracepoint Foundation, your gift helps to upgrade facilities, purchase equipment and furnishings, provide therapeutic supplies and materials, and enhance art programs.  Your gift will help shine a light, save a life and build a stronger community in Hillsborough County.