Back to school is quickly approaching and as we squeeze in the fun summertime activities, we should also make time to talk to the young people in our lives about substance use. Research shows that substance use often starts in the teenage years, with 50% of teens...
The Partnership Prevention Blog
Back to school is quickly approaching and as we squeeze in the fun summertime activities, we should also make time to talk to the young people in our lives about substance use.
Parents and caregivers protect the emotional health and well-being of their children by establishing routines and expectations. Susan McKeown joined us as a guest on The Power of Prevention podcast to share how we can make small changes in our daily lives to strengthen these connections with our family members.
Connection, care, and concern are powerful tools in helping people overcome a mental health challenge. When we let people know they matter, we offer them hope and assistance with finding resources to support their mental health. Learn how Mental Health First Aid can help communities respond to mental health and substance use challenges for all ages.
How would you respond if your loved one was experiencing a mental health challenge? Would you know how to respond? Our guest blog shares how the Mental Health First Aid course prepared them to handle this situation when it happened at home with her daughter. They credit what they learned in that course with being able to effectively recognize and act to get her daughter help.
Every May 31st is World No Tobacco Day, a moment when advocates, public health practitioners, and leaders around the world come together to recognize the harms of using tobacco and nicotine products and encourage people to quit for good. Learn about the current tobacco prevention efforts happening in NH and how parents and caregivers can talk with youth about vaping prevention and cessation.
With all of the festivities and excitement that summer brings, it’s critical to discuss the dangers of underage and excessive alcohol use with the young adults in our lives. Find resources and tools to foster open and productive conversations around the dangers of substance misuse from The Partnership @drugfreeNH!
Empowering young people with the knowledge that using substances can lead to substance use disorder gives them an opportunity to choose to not use substances in the first place. ‘Better Now: Life Without Substance Use’ is a new video introduces five NH residents in long-term recovery to raise awareness around the importance of early intervention and the message that recovery is possible for everyone.
The Power of Prevention Podcast sat down with Phoebe Axtman, Director of Education at the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition, to talk about evidence-based practices behind life-saving harm reduction services and how they are making a difference across New Hampshire.
Celebrated annually, National Prevention Week promotes the world we want to see – where prevention helps keep people and communities healthy and safe. There are many ways to participate in National Prevention Week, now and throughout the year. Learn how you can get yourself or your community involved!