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www.cloverdalereveille.com June 27, 2019 The Cloverda]e Reveille Page 5 EDiTORiAL This is not Suicide Awareness Week This is not National Suicide Awareness Month and this week has not been proclaimed Suicide Prevention Week by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. There has not been a rash of suicide reports prompting recent newspaper headlines and we have not been alerted about any suicide related incidents or possible news items. So that means this is a perfect time to start a discussion about suicide. And that is because "talk" is the number one factor that can prevent a suicide and we need to be constantly on watch. Suicide was once our greatest taboo topic and can still be many families' deepest and darkest secret. But mental health professionals and others have made suicide an important topic we all can now share. We now know that suicide continues to impact many people and families we know, if not us. We know that suicide is one of our top causes of preventable death. And, we continue to learn more about the increasing rate of suicide among our teens and younger adults. In Sonoma County, mental health services advocates have been active in recent years in helping the rest of us "talk" and better understand the early signs, causes and preventative measures and resources related to suicide. We know there were 69 suicides in our county in 2017 and that suicide deaths are increasing, not declining. Suicide deaths have increased by 33% in the U.S. since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that suicide is the second highest cause of death among teens and young adults. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, with 47,000 suicide deaths reported in 2017, half by firearms. There is a lot to talk about regarding suicide, so we shouldn't wait for the next Suicide Awareness Month or Day (both take place in September.) But, how and when should we talk about this once taboo topic that newspapers and others still partially hide with whispers, anonymity or awkward references to mental illness and shame? Can suicide talk lead to more suicides? Is there a best time to have the discussion and what are the right words to use? Anyway, why are suicides on the rise? And besides just talking, what can we do to reduce the number of preventable suicide deaths? There is a dedicated Sonoma County suicide hotline at 800- 746-8181 and the local mental health services hotline is at 707-565-6900. Incidents of suicide or related mental health problems occur in all ages, income levels, ethnicity and family backgrounds. However the CDC and JAMA studies show alarming increases among younger people. For instance, suicides among girls, ages 15 to 19, have doubled since 2000. Why? Nobody is exactly sure. "I don't think there's a one-size-fits all reason" since there's almost never a single cause of suicide, said Jill Harkavy-Friedman, of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in the JAMA report. "I don't think there's something you can pinpoint, but I do think a period of increased stress and a lack of a sense of security may be contributing." Heavy use of smart phones and social media is often blamed for causing stress, depression and anxiety. Teens are shifting their social time away from face-to-face interactions. "I do not think that is a coincidence," Jean Twenge, a UC San Diego psychologist said in a recent Los Angeles Times article. "Asking kids if they feel down or suicidal will not cause them to be down or suicidal," she said. "Don't be afraid to ask." Look for warning signs and be ready to step in or speak up. Watch for extreme mood swings, fits of rage, withdrawal, tncreased~atcohol or drug use, sleeping too little ortoo much " ~d unsolicited talk about dying or killing oneself. These are 'all signals that it's time to talk. When in doubt, ask others to help, too: -- Rollie AtMnson HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille The following items are selected from archived issues of the Cloverdale Reveille. July 8, 1911 - 120 years ago Joyce Mann Imagine living in a place where wine is as cheap and more plentiful than water, where water is used for washing purposes only, and where, when you want to quench your thirst you go to the nearest wine cask and simply help yourself. There is no charge. Down in the southeast corner of Europe, in Romania and Bulgaria, there are such places. Water is too precious to be used for drinking. It has to be hauled from the town pump or some hillside spring, which has a limited supply of water. When the springs and brooks are frozen over, the water is difficult to draw. June 12, 1969 - 50 years ago From the Editors Desk: The word is that the dump on Pine Mountain will be closed on July 1 because of the great fire hazards there. So what happens now? The Cloverdale residents will have to drive to Healdsburg to dump their garbage; or will it be found along the Russian River, Sulphur Creek and every other place except where it belongs? It seems to us that Cloverdale is forgotten again by our county supervisors. Do they think that we will pay taxes, and then spend our money and time to drive to Healdsburg to get rid of all our garbage? Where are the tax dollars going? Are they going to Healdsburg, too? More money might be spent in the long run on clean up for the entire area than it would take to make our present dump into a satisfactory burning area. We hope that the residents of Cloverdale send letters to our supervisors and get this problem resolved. June 22, 1994 - 25 years ago The impact on the downtown area of Cloverdale by the Furber Ranch shopping center to be located at Rancho De Amigos south of town, has yet to be considered at any official level. Given the fact that a major shopping area is to be developed outside of Cloverdale's main business center makes it even more imperative that the Downtown Specific Plan be implemented in a timely manner. If the downtown emerges as a desirable destination, customers drawn from 101 to the new shopping center could be enticed to continue on into the downtown. Still, the challenge will be great to maintain a viable down town commercial district when faced with competition from a shopping center of the magnitude proposed. PUBLIC SERVICE Off the Shelves July events at the Cloverdale library Free Lunch at the Library Monday to Friday from noon to 12:30 p.m for ages 18 Donna Romeo and under. Free toothbrushes and books just for coming. It's Showtime at the Library. Earn free books and other prizes. Sign up online at sonomalibrary.beanstack.org or at any library location. Especially for kids: Wee Read Baby-Toddler Storytime for ages 0 to 36 months, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 6, Mondays at 11:30 a.m. July 15, 22 and 29. These programs will be full of stories, songs and movement to help develop a love of reading. Bilingual Stories and Songs with Veronica on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Bilingual Storytimes with Mr. John and Ms. Kami on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout July. Come explore books, songs, rhymes and plays in English and Spanish. Read to a Dog. Assistance dogs for PALS (Paws as Loving Support) will be at the Cloverdale Library on July 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Come read to a friendly dog and build confidence by reading aloud. For beginning readers. Family Yoga for 3 to 6 years old. Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. This is a high-energy class with simple yoga poses, cooperative games, breathing and relaxation exercises. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate. This program is 45 minutes and mats are provided. Kids Yoga for ages 5 to 12. Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. This class introduces yoga poses with cooperative games, breathing and relaxation exercises, as well as encourages serf-expression and building social skills. Shuffles Magic Show. Thursday, July 11 at 3 p.m. Shuffles Magic Show presents an interactive and fast paced performance that is tons of fun for the whole family. Get ready to be dazzled by mysterious illusions from Shuffles' incredible magicians. Writing Club for Kids for ages 9 and up. Monday, July 15 at 4 p.m. This club is for aspiring young authors who enjoy creating and writing their own stories. A local published author, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, leads the group. Masks and Mime. Thursday, July 18 at 3 p.m. Masks and Mime explores the art of body language through mime illusions, creating characters via masks and stage clowning. Performance artist Eliot Fintushel combines hilarious fun with silent concentration to discover how we read others' feelings in an instant. Reader's Theater. Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. Get ready for drama -- kids will perform by reading parts of"Too Much Noise" by Ann McGovern. An easy to read script about a noisy house featuring a fun cast of animal characters. Sing a Story Opera. Thursday, July 25 at 3 p.m. Join us for an exciting, interactive presentation of the opera "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner. A professional opera singer from the San Francisco Opera Guild will engage children in the telling of a classic opera, magically unveiling props and costumes, and encouraging the entire group to act out the opera and sing excerpts. Tween/Teen events: Game On! Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m throughout July. Games and snacks provided. Stay cool this summer. Come hang out and play games. Tweens and teens welcome. DIY Spa with Lindsey Hunter. Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. Come and learn about the chemical reaction behind fizzy, fragrant bath bombs. Teens will mix and blend their own unique creation to take home. French Knitting. Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m. Design your own French knitting Spool. Using your newly made spool, we will teach you how to French knit. We will provide all the supplies you need to get you started. Make a Meme with Lindsey Hunter. Friday, July 19 at 2 p.m. Bring your wit and join us in creating effective memes from shooting original photos to using graphics software. Self-Defense for Teens. Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m. Self-defense teaches boundary setting, personal safety and physical self- defense skills. Taught by local instructor Lucibel Nunez. You will learn the basic skills to protect yourself in real life situations. Programs for adults: Yoga. Saturdays throughout July at noon. Join us for basic yoga and relaxation. Beginners are encouraged to attend and no experience is necessary. One-on-One Technology Help. Saturdays throughout July from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Get free one-on-one help with a librarian. By appointment only, these 30-minute sessions will allow for personalized attention. Sign up online, over the phone (707- 894-5271), or in person at the Cloverdale Regional Library. Book Discussion. Join us on July 9 at 2 p.m. where we will discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid. The story centers on Nadia and Saeed and their relationship, which begins to flourish just as civil unrest builds in their country, forcing them to flee as refugees. New members are always welcome and lending copies are available near the information desk. Music of Jean-Paul Buongiorno. Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. Jean-Paul Buongiorno is one of the California bay area's most soulful and eclectic guitarists. His passion for music has led him through many genres including blues, funk, jazz, reggae, latin, Brazilian, classical and flamenco all of which are reflected in his unique personal style of playing as well as in his compositions. Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement. Wednesday, July 31at 7 p.m. In this class, we will explore mindfulness and meditation techniques that help bring greater ease and well being into our daffy lives. Sole Hope Shoe Party. Wednesday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Sole Hope Shoe Parties are a chance for you to be a source of hope and relief from foot-related disease in Uganda. No special sewing or cobbler skills required. You will be prepping the fabric that will be firdshed into shoes. Materials will be provided, however, shoes are constructed from denim so if you have an old jean jacket or pair of jeans, please bring them along to recycle Donna Romeo is a librarian at the Cloverdale Regional Library. EDITORIAL POLICY: The Cloverdale Reveille welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries. All acceptable submissions are published online weekly and in print as space allows. Letters should not exceed 400 words. Commentaries should not exceed 700 words. Submissions must include a telephone number for verification. Email to news@cloverdalereveille.com. COMMENTARY Foggy Mountain Tales Luxuries and letdowns "r ast week I ran errands in Ukiah. My ,last stop was at Costco. The store was .L~crowded and checkout lines were long. Two women behind me were talking about health insurance, one about my age with Pamela Tinnin gray hair, the other a sweet looking young woman with a baby on one hip. The young one said her husband was laid off some months ago. Now the temporary health insurance coverage they'd had was about to run out. The older woman spoke in a gruff whisper, "Tina, you can get Medl-Cal, especially with the baby." I glimpsed back and saw the flushed cheeks the young mother tried to hide by bending down toward the baby's shiny black hair. Her voice wasn't much above a whisper: "I know, I know, but I can't I'd be so ashamed." Some 30 years ago when my youngest was a toddler, he had an ear infection that left him screaming. It was the end of the month and with no cash, we were turned away from a doctor's office right here in Cloverdale. I've never forgotten the humiliation at the receptionist's words in that crowded waiting room. That wasn't the last time I learned that for many, medical insurance is a luxury. In the summer of 1995 1 did a month of seminary field education in Kentucky, mostly in Harlan County, one of the poorest counties in the state. At 49, I was one of the older students with a dozen other seminarians from all over the country. Those first few days, two by two, we drove up and down the back roads visiting shut-ins, the elderly and the sick. No matter how shabby and worn the tiny houses looked, we were always welcomed and invited in, offered a seat and a glass of cool water. One hot, humid afternoon my partner Barbara and I pulled up before a weathered cabin with a wide front porch. An enormous honeysuckle grew near the gate and the sweet smell seemed to hang in the air. Before I could knock, a woman opened the torn screen door. "You sweet ladles come in outta the heat," she said. Her name was LilaJean. Her smile was crooked; a large, fresh- looking cut split her lower lip and disappeared under her chin. As she showed us in, she fluffed her hair a bit, like I do when I'm not sure if I remembered to brush it. Once we got settled on kitchen chairs, Barbara said, "LilaJean, your chin looks so painful. What happened?" LilaJean touched the scar with her fingers, and shook her head. "Oh, my man Joe got lickered up. He didn't mean to, but he gets mad. The mine closin' you know. He's a good man, but it's so hard on him not bein' able to provide for the family." It was quiet then. Finally I patted her arm and said, "Well, the doctors will make sure it heals up." Like the woman in Ukiah, LilaJean ducked her head. "Oh, ma'am," she sort of chuckled then. "Folks in these mountains don't have money for doctors. I'll be fine. Don't you worry none." Before we left, she asked us to sing with her. "Singin' is purely joy," she said. With her eyes closed and hands raised, LilaJean sang out "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound" and we joined in. Her voice was pure and true. Putting the groceries away last week, I thought of that frightened young woman in Costco. Then I remembered the woman who sang with that soft Kentucky lilt. When we left her that day, I wondered how she could face the future. Then thinking of her standing there singing I remembered LilaJean's last words, "As bad as life gets sometimes, just gettin' to be here is a gift." Pamela Tinnin writes from her ranch on Pine Mountain. She can be reached at pamelatinnin@yahoo.com. Nancy Sue Brown Randolph Nancy Randolph, 67, passed away at home in Cloverdale on June 12, 2019 with family by her side. Born to George and Genevieve Brown, Nancy grew up on her family farm in Apple- gate, Oregon and at- tended Grants Pass High School and Southern Oregon Col- lege, where she met David Randolph, her husband of 44 years. A resident of Cloverdale since 1978, she loved wild- flowers, hosting par- ties, and teaching her kids and grandkids to bake. She worked as a reading aide at Jefferson School, and worked at Papa's Pizza (18 years), and Ron Conte Accounting in Healdsburg. Always quick with a smile or a laugh, Nancy was a caring soul who put others before herself and believed in living for the moment Nancy is survived by her husband David Randolph; daughter Beth Huang (Arthur); son Jeff Randolph; brother George Brown; sister Julia Kenney (Frank); sisters-in-law Becky Fernandez (Leo) and Janice Di- Piero (Bill), and Codi Bradford; grandchildren Ahnna, Vann and Jaxson Randolph, Kate Huang; and many nieces, nephews and cousins Join us for a party to celebrate Nancy's life on Saturday afternoon, July 13th at the Clover Springs Fire Creek Lodge, 210 Red Mountain Drive, Cloverdale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Special thanks to Suffer Hospice and At Your Service Home Care for their compassionate care for our beloved Nancy. OBITUARIES & MILESTONES Policy The Cloverdale Reveille offers our readers and all others the opportunity to have obituaries, memorials and other important milestone events published in the newspaper and provided online. This is a paid service. 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