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A little longer than usual....
A place to go when you're stressed out, bummed, or feeling not yourself and need some resources to help reset yourself.
Returning from Summer Reminder
To the left is a flyer for a youth quit group.
We also anticipate, after looking at last year's trends, an increase in cannabis/marijuana use. Please reach out if you need support in how to address this with your kiddo.
Can't Stop Won't Stop Breathing
Lock Up The (Pet) Meds
Below is a GIF showing what you need to do if you see or suspect Xylazine use
Read this WITH your kiddo!
What are the different kinds of drugs? What happens if you take them? What does it feel like to take them? What does it feel like to come down from them? What if you mix them?
How do you know you're addicted? How do you know your kid is addicted? What is withdrawal like? How do you find treatment? What is treatment ACTUALLY like? Are any types of treatment more effective?
If you have a middle or high school aged child who you believe may be curious, experimenting, already using, or in danger - then I highly recommend this book. It may be best to read & discuss together, to facilitate honest and meaningful (&surprising) conversations together. It's a super fast read and written to be able to hold the teenage attention.
If there is certain content you may be sensitive to, check books here before reading
If there is certain content you may be sensitive to, check movies, tv shows, and more here before starting.
SAMHSA provides free safety plan templates to use when in crisis or as a preventative conversation starter
Newport Academy is offering a guide on how to do a mental health temperature check w/ your teen using 10 questions. Newport Academy also offers ways to incorporate evidence based "temperature" lowering activities into your teen's life and routine.
CAUTION: the website title and linked song both use language deemed inappropriate. Resource for: therapy, BIPOC specific resources, free therapy, suicide, crisis, substance use, LGBTQIA+, & more
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