Sarah Nachin

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Although many people associate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with veterans, this debilitating condition can occur in anyone who has suffered through a traumatic experience. It could be a young child who has been verbally or physically abused, a police officer or firefighter, a woman who has been sexually assaulted, a student who has witnessed a mass shooting or a veteran who has returned from combat duty. PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness.

Author Stephen Shaskan Entertains Spring Hill Elementary Students

On Monday, May 14 children's author Stephen Shaskan enthralled the kindergarten classes at Spring Hill Elementary School with animated readings of his books. He also  led the children, while accompanying himself on the guitar, in a spirited sing-along of popular songs like “If You're Happy and you Know It.” Stephen's mother, Karen Shaskan, a member of the Reading Buddies and the Glen Lakes Book Club arranged the visit.

 

Hats off to Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser event

Unlike those who braved the rain to watch the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs last Saturday, folks who attended NAMI Hernando's Derby Day event at Chinsegut Hill were blessed with beautiful weather. The purpose was to raise money for the various goals and programs of this grassroots organization.  The many people who planned and supported the fundraiser, as well as the more than 100 people who attended, deemed it a success.

Brooksville Women's Club Spreads Comfort and Joy

The Brooksville Women's Club is not just a social organization. Its members are committed to using their time and talents to help our community in many ways. The women create “Comfort Bears” for children, hats for cancer patients and “angels” for relatives of people who have passed away after being in Hospice care.

 

Marilyn Townsend is eighty-nine years “young” and Home Life Chair of this service project.

Local Citizens Beautify Brooksville

To celebrate Earth Day, which officially takes place on April 22, local citizens gathered in Brooksville on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to clean up the downtown area. Members of the Brooksville Women's Club, Brooksville Main Street, Brooksville Wesleyan Church, the Brooksville Garden Club and the City of Brooksville Beautification Board were among the groups that participated.  

 

Temple Beth David Hosts Third Annual Nature Coast Art Show

On April 7, Temple  Beth David hosted its third annual Nature Coast Art Show. Twenty artists representing various media and styles exhibited and sold their art works. Some were professional artists with many years of experience. Others, like “emerging artists” Jessie Leasure and Jared Davis are just starting out in the field, while some exhibitors pursue art as a hobby. 

 

Vincent House expanding to Hernando County

Vicent House

Before seeking help from Vincent House, said Justin Shea, “I left a six month indentation on my parents’ couch… I wouldn’t go outside…” He explained that in high school he was energetic and outgoing, but then he was diagnosed with a mental illness. “And all that was taken away from me,” he said. Shea compares recovering from mental illness to recovering from a stroke. “If someone has a stroke, they have to learn how to talk. They have to learn how to walk.