Looking Glass Joins Out of the Darkness Event to Support Suicide Prevention

 Looking Glass Therapists Bethany Kaiser and Carlyn Wierda (top) represented Looking Glass at this year’s event. Participants joined in sharing their stories, opening up about personal struggles, and listened to speeches about ending the stigmatization of mental illness.

Looking Glass Therapists Bethany Kaiser and Carlyn Wierda (top) represented Looking Glass at this year’s event. Participants joined in sharing their stories, opening up about personal struggles, and listened to speeches about ending the stigmatization of mental illness.

Looking Glass was honored to be invited to have a table and talk to participants in this year’s Out of the Darkness walk fundraiser benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which took place on Sunday, September 30th at Alton Baker Park. Members of our Counseling Program staff were able to speak with participants and talk about the variety of resources Looking Glass offers including individual therapy and group therapy as well as our crisis line, all of which can help in difficult times.

Bethany Kaiser, a therapist with Looking Glass, spoke to the importance of having Looking Glass represented at the event:

“It was great to feel a part of our community and be able to share with folks how Looking Glass can help those in need of support. We met some people who received services in the past as well as some people who did not know what our agency really does. People seemed encouraged to know that we are here to help and others came by to thank us. The words seemed to get out with the kids that we had squeeze/stress balls and that seemed like a hit!”