Book Buzz: A Little Bit of Land

A Little Bit of Land by Jessica Gigot Jessica Gigot did not grow up on a farm, nor did she set out to become a farmer. Nevertheless, today Gigot owns Harmony Fields, a sustainable sheep farm in Bow known for its farmstead cheese. Gigot retraces her meandering path, from farm intern to horticulture Ph.D. candidate … Read more

Book Buzz: The Waters Are Rising

The Waters Are Rising: Stories of Inspiration and Hope from the Sumas, Washington Flood of November 2021 by Carl Crouse Early on the morning of Nov. 15, 2021, all roads in and out of Sumas closed as the Nooksack River overflowed its banks in Everson and the water headed north toward Sumas. At 10:30 a.m., … Read more

Washington Indian Behavioral Health HUB

https://www.voaww.org/wa-ibh 1-866-491-1683 Serving Native American & Alaska Native Communities throughout the state of Washington to access culturally appropriate behavioral health resources. How We Help…Coordinate care for individuals experiencing behavioral health concerns prior to a crisis Help with accessing treatment beds (voluntary or involuntary) Coordinate care after a person has been discharged from a facility (emergency … Read more

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

https://doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-family/injury-and-violence-prevention/suicide-prevention/988-suicide-and-crisis-lifeline Call, text, or chat 988 to be connected to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365. The ten-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is still active along with 988. Contact 988 if you are having: Thoughts of suicideMental health crisesSubstance use concernsAny other kind … Read more

Book Buzz: On Fragile Waves

On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu This year’s Washington State Book Award winner for fiction is E. Lily Yu’s astonishing novel “On Fragile Waves,” about two Afghan children whose family flees their war-torn home only to face an uncertain future in Australia. Yu weaves poetry, folklore and simple, direct dialogue into a mesmerizing story … Read more