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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – This Saturday night, NAMI Juneau will host a comedy present.
Aaron Surma, Govt Director of NAMI, and Tom Cosgrove, Director of Comedy for a Trigger joined Dano on Capital Chat to speak about an upcoming occasion.
Surma mentioned what Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness (NAMI) does.
“You may name us in case you have questions on psychological well being providers in Juneau. So we keep the web site juneaumentalhealth.org. It is a checklist of therapists, an inventory of supplier organizations, and what precisely these of us do, the way you pay for the service. Lots of people e mail us or name us with particular questions in order that we may help you navigate psychological well being providers right here on the town. Above and past that, now we have quite a lot of packages within the colleges, we do quite a lot of displays about psychological well being at the moment at JDHS. This week, presenting to ninth graders a presentation referred to as Indicators of Suicide, holding them conscious of the indicators of suicide help teams. We now have help teams for each individuals addressing their very own psychological well being and members of the family supporting a cherished one. We now have lessons that do the identical.”
Surma mentioned tips on how to attain out to NAMI for assist with psychological well being.
“Our telephone quantity is 463-4251. We now have a common e mail deal with, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go to our web site, now we have two web sites; namijuneau.org After which one we attempt to preserve separate from us, juneaumentalhealth.org. That simply type of provides common details about the neighborhood.”
Surma mentioned when their Comedy for a Trigger present will happen and tips on how to attend.
“Saturday, doorways open at six. The present is from seven to 9 on the JAHC. It’s $20 for common admission tickets and $35 for reserved seats. You should buy tickets proper now with the JAHC web site or go to namijuneau.org. You get just a little pop-up factor that can take you to this system and the place to purchase tickets as nicely.”
Cosgrove defined Comedy for a Trigger.
“The truth is it actually needs to be referred to as laughter for a trigger. As a result of laughter is without doubt one of the rules of help of NAMI. Humor is wholesome. And so we are saying comedy, however in actual fact, we have a few comedians, we have an illusionist, a humorous, a drag performer, and a few very fascinating enjoyable native songs with a little bit of, I do not need to say sarcastic, however pointed perspective.”
Cosgrove mentioned who’s performing.
“To begin with, our headliner is Matt Vogel. He is coming to us from Denver. Truly, Comedy for a Trigger is an annual occasion, however we have not held it in three and a half years. So we’re gonna herald huge weapons from Denver. We have additionally acquired an illusionist who’s coming from all the way in which from Skagway. We acquired the humorist I used to be speaking about and the drag performer Luke, the Duke of Bell.”
Surma mentioned why laughing is necessary for psychological well being.
“There’s much more dialogue on the planet I’ve heard within the final like 2 to 4 years in regards to the particular hormones and neurotransmitters that really feel good or do not feel good. And so considered one of them is endorphins and laughing with any person else can launch some endorphins like that feels good. There’s an precise chemical course of in your physique. Reference to any person else, laughing collectively due to one thing considered one of you mentioned, releases some chemical substances like oxytocin. It simply feels good to be related with any person in that approach.”