Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly referred to as SAD, is a form of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. Learn the signs and symptoms, local resources, ways to help youth, and simple techniques to cope with feeling down or unmotivated during the winter months.
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Despite the fact that selling products containing nicotine to anyone under the age of 21 is illegal in New Hampshire, the use of e-cigarettes and disposable vape products is surging among youth. Learn what big tobacco is doing to make vaping so attractive to youth and how you can help them avoid this serious public health threat in the latest The Power of Prevention Podcast episode.
The landscape for cannabis use has been changing in and around New Hampshire with increased legal access to recreational and therapeutic forms of cannabis. These changes have caused confusion about the risks and harms associated with cannabis/marijuana use. The Partnership @drugfreeNH recently introduced a new campaign to help clarify some of the confusion.
The Partnership’s Power of Prevention Podcast recently received recognition by Ragan Communications at the 2022 PR Daily Awards! The award acknowledges the best work in Health Care PR and Marketing. Read more about why our podcast received this honorable mention.
Juvenile court diversion is an approach that helps both youth and those harmed by their offenses heal and repair from their actions. Learn more about juvenile court diversion programs in New Hampshire and how court diversion is a win/win approach for everyone.
Celebrated annually at the end of October, Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. Learn the history behind the red ribbon and how caring adults, schools, and community organizations can engage youth in conversations about the importance of making positive life choices.
Older adults are more vulnerable to misusing substances, such as alcohol and other drugs, for a variety of reasons. With New Hampshire having the second-oldest population in the nation, learn more about risk factors of substance use in older adults and local resources.
This October, join The Partnership for a series of Facebook Live Fridays on all things prevention! Joined by guests from all over New Hampshire, the series covers Red Ribbon Week, Sober October, fostering school culture, and National Drug Takeback Day.
Parents, policy makers, and school staff all play a part in creating safe environments for kids to learn, grow, and play without the threat of being bullied, including online. Learn how you can model respectful behavior, the importance of setting expectations for how to treat one another, and why swift, consistent responses are so essential.
Back to school season means it’s more important than ever to arm your teen with the tools they need to make healthy choices as they develop their connections with their peers. Send them back to school with these refusal skills outlined in this guest blog post by Jocelyn Seager, Parent Education Coordinator at the NH Teen Institute.
Accidental overdose can happen to anyone taking drugs, and fentanyl-laced drugs have been on the rise. Learn more about prevention resources across New Hampshire and ways to reduce stigma and accidental overdose.
August is Family Fun Month! Summer’s winding down, and it’s the perfect time to make family fun a priority. Beyond the fun, your kids will also receive much more from these special times with them in the form of protective factors that will help them grow and thrive.