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Cumberland, North Smithfield & Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.

December 2018

As we reflect on 2018, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our communities, school Administrators, parents, and our Coalition Members for their support and dedication. We wish you all a happy, healthy and joyous Holiday Season and wonderful New Year!


“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"

-Dr. Seuss

Our Newest Commercial....airing NOW!

We are so very excited to introduce our newest commercial, airing on Channel 12, focusing on the importance of safely storing medications & keeping them from going into the wrong hands!

As many of us will host visitors & guests during the holiday season, please be sure to safely secure your medications!

And remember, Cumberland and Lincoln Police Stations are equipped with Safe Drop-off Boxes for unused or expired medications and are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

https://youtu.be/WMCwG8Qg6U8
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"It's the most wonderful time of year....." OR IS IT?!

The holidays can bring on so many emotions, including stress and anxiety. Our youth are under pressure for end of year school requirements and adults may be anxious about the holidays for numerous reasons. It's important to understand and practice "Coping Mechanisms" for the stress and anxiety that can surface because of the Holiday Season. And above all, ask for help!

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WHAT IS BH LINK?

The Behavioral Health Link (BH Link) is designed to provide immediate assistance to a person in crisis by providing innovative crisis intervention services, and connecting people to ongoing treatment and care. Services are provided by our professional team of registered nurses, counselors, psychiatrists, phone screeners, and peer specialists. Our clinicians will listen to clients’ concerns and take the necessary steps to get people through their crisis, and help make connections to longer term services if needed.

Primary components:

  • BH Link Hotline, (414-LINK; 414-5465): a one-stop, statewide 24/7 call-in center that connects people to appropriate care and resources, when they or someone they care about is experiencing a behavioral healthcare crisis

  • BH Link Triage Center: a 24/7 community-based walk-in/drop-off facility where clinicians connect people to immediate, stabilizing emergency behavioral health services, and long-term care and recovery supports

    WHY BH LINK

    • Provides immediate access to behavioral healthcare in a community-based, 24/7 facility

    • Ensures stability, provides seamless transfer to ongoing care, and reduces unnecessary use of hospital-based services

    • Delivers better, more cost-effective behavioral healthcare in Rhode Island.

  • For more information, click HERE!

Interested in becoming a member of the Cumberland, Lincoln or North Smithfield Prevention Coalition?

Interested in finding out or becoming a member of the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition? Please join us for our monthly meeting!

(For Lincoln Residents) Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30pm, Lincoln Police Department

(For Cumberland Residents) Tuesday, January 15th at 4:00pm, McCourt Middle School

(For North Smithfield Residents) Thursday, January 24th at 2:00pm, NS High School

Please join us & learn how YOU can be a part of prevention for the community!


Please watch our Facebook page, Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition, for more exciting news!