Mifflin County Communities That Care

Music is more than just a form of entertainment. There are a lot of links between music and mental health. It has been generally accepted that both listening to and creating music can have various positive effects on mood and mental health. Incorporating music into your everyday life can help with:

  • Elevating your mood
  • Focus
  • Expression
  • Social connection
  • Stimulating your mind
  • Creativity
  • Relaxation
  • Motivation

Music - and this is important - allows us to feel nearly or possibly all emotions that we experience in our lives. A young person shares why she finds music so powerful:

‘It's indescribable how listening to a song can change everything. It's said that a powerful song can even change your life. Music can even teach what humanity cannot always – how to be human, live, feel, and love. I'd recommend to anyone that if things aren't going right, and you don't know what to do, just turn up some good music, and tune out for a few minutes before you attempt to figure everything out again.’(

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Free Suicide Prevention Training for ANYONE!

DATE: JULY 9th 2020

TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) for Suicide Prevention

These three simple steps that anyone can learn can help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to save the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.


· Recognize the warning signs of suicide.

· Know how to offer hope.

· Know how to get help and save a life.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining QPR Training. YOU MUST TURN ON YOUR WEB CAMERA IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.

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Positive Thinking and Kindness

Kindness is an interpersonal skill and a way to train our mind for positive thinking. Being kind often requires courage and strength. Caring for others is in the nature of mankind. Research shows that helping others, being concerned about others’ problems, and devoting resources to others rather than having more and more for yourself brings about lasting well-being. Sharing a kind word, helping someone who is in need, thanking someone, sharing, donating, helping an elderly neighbor, or helping family members are all some actions that we can practice for kindness and contribute to others’ and our own happiness. (Psychology Today - Karyn Hall, Ph.D.)

Mifflin County Communities That Care

MISSION: To promote the healthy development of the children of Mifflin County and to prevent juvenile delinquency, violence by and among children, teen pregnancy, truancy, school dropouts, substance abuse and undesirable actions and attitudes that may be harmful to youth.

VISION: Because of community-wide collaboration, Mifflin County will have safe, caring and drug-free neighborhoods for all children.