Opiate Task Force
||Helen Jones-Kelley, ADAMHS Board
||Andrea Hoff, ADAMHS Board
Lynn Voisard, ADAMHS Board
||Address the opiate epidemic in Montgomery County
including the increasing trend of prescription drug abuse
||Will continue some of the work conducted by the
Montgomery County Unintentional Prescription Drug Overdose
Project (through Public Health and WSU) which ended in
December 2011; first meeting is anticipated for February
At-Risk Youth Interactive Training Available For High School Educators
Free online interactive training is now available to high school teachers and staff in Montgomery County. The Kognito At-Risk Interactive Online Gatekeeper Training assists school personnel in recognizing and responding to the mental health needs of their students. ....More
Recognizing Mental Health Disorders in Youth
The National Council for Behavioral Health is offering an evidence-based training program to help citizens identify mental health problems in young people, intervene in mental health crises, and connect youth with care.
The program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, focused on youth 12 to 25 years, is being rolled out across the country after a year-long pilot. The adult Mental Health First Aid program has been delivered to more than 80,000 Americans through a network of 2,500+ instructors. The youth version provides an ideal forum to engage communities in discussing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the prevalence of mental health disorders, the effectiveness of treatment and how to engage troubled young people in services.
Researchers Outline Effective Strategies to Prevent Teen Depression and Suicide
Untreated depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide, and signs of depression can also be a warning that a teen is contemplating suicide. In an article published this week in the quarterly journal The Prevention Researcher, University of Cincinnati researchers are describing how positive connections can help offset these tragedies.
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Even Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Can Affect a Child's IQ
Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their children in the Children of the 90s study (ALSPAC) and published November 14 in PLOS ONE.