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ADULT Resources

You are the most POWERFUL influence on your child’s behavior!

This page provides tips and resources for parents to use when talking to their children about issues like substance use/misuse, underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, marijuana, LGBTQ youth, and more.

Alcohol, Nicotine, Vape & Drug Prevention

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Mental Health 

Mental health & wellness is a priority for all of us. In collaboration with our partners, NAMI, Work2BeWell & Rotary, take advantage of this timely and important program - Let's Talk About Mental Health.

 

In this webinar, NAMI Wisconsin provides a brief overview of mental illness/mental health, discusses the stigma and discrimination in the workplace, and provides suggestions on how to integrate mental wellness practices into your work culture. They also share resources available in our area to promote work life balance, internal best practices, and additional materials available to meet the needs of your organization, classroom, or workplace.

Talk to your kids

 

Talk early. Talk often. Over 70% of children say their parents are the biggest influence over their decision to drink or not.

When planning conversations with children ages 9-13, refer to the “Talk. They Hear You.” website, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This website has excellent information and tips.

VISIT THE SAMHSA WEBSITE

Make a Difference focuses on having conversations with teens.

DOWNLOAD GUIDE (PDF)

Know what’s out there

Do you understand the different substances and the use disorders associated with them? DrugRehab.com has valuable information on the different substance use disorders.

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Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Misuse

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 out of 4 teens report taking a prescription drug at least once in their life not given to them by a doctor.

70% of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.

What can you do? Take the steps recommended in our Prescription For Safety.

Prescription for Safety

Secure: Safeguard your medications. Lock them up! JM4C offers free home medication lock boxes as a safe and secure place to store your prescription drugs.

Monitor: Would you know if someone took a few? Be able to say “Yes!”

 

Dispose: Use a drop box to safely get rid of expired or unused medicine. Visit our Drug Take Back Days every fall and spring.

Join us for a Drug Take Back Day in the fall and/or spring.

Mental Health  &  Prevention

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Suicide Hotline

As of July 16, 2022, anyone in mental health distress can call 988, send a text to 988, or use the online chat function on suicidepreventionlifeline.org to connect with a counselor through what will be known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Wisconsinites who use 988 will connect with an in-state service that we fund known as the Wisconsin Lifeline.

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In need of recovery, please check out Rehabspot for affordable options.

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Survive and Advance

Watch this recorded event by clicking here.

Wellness Hot Topics

Click here to watch a recorded version of this webinar.

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When you can't change the world around you, changing your feelings is your next priority. Click on this great article found in the Atlantic centered on mental health.

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Dane County Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Agencies:
 

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