Wellness in Tough Times

Table 2. Interview Themes



 Community decision making  Communication


 Small town community values (both positive and negative traits)  Neighbors helping neighbors  Individual community members unwilling to ask for help  Forge ahead; keep moving forward  Value community needs over individual needs

Community culture

 Local government  Faith-based organizations  Public schools

Organizational efforts/engagement

 Physical action translated into positive coping strategies

Community participation

 Community members wear multiple roles that cross over into personal and professional lives.

 Points of celebration/community gatherings

Community events

 Increase morale

 Communication outlets (social media, newspaper, word of mouth)

 Community institutions (schools, churches, libraries, businesses, social clubs, non-profits [internal and external to community])

Resources available

 Physical activity resources (gyms, trails, etc.)

 External support; donations and volunteers

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