DID YOU KNOW????
On average 500 Montgomery County residents are
taken to emergency rooms or the coroner’s office each year after
a drug overdose, mostly from abuse of prescription pain killers,
heroin or tranquilizes.
Drugs in our Backyard - a FREE Community event
ADAMHS hosted a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT to discuss the
opiate epidemic in Montgomery County on Tuesday, May 14th. Among the topics
• Alcohol and other drug addiction experts
• Families Affected by Overdose
• City of Dayton Police Department
• Montgomery County Commission
• Montgomery County Opiate Task Force
• Ohio Attorney General’s Office
• Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
• Wright State University –BoonshoftSchool of Medicine
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Presidential Proclamation—May 2013 is National Mental Health Awareness Month
President Obama calls upon citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise mental health awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives. For many of the tens of millions of Americans who are living with a mental health issue, getting help starts with a conversation; talking about it with someone they trust and consulting with a health care provider.
Prejudice and discrimination often create a barrier to people seeking help. The President highlights that we as a nation need to make sure people know that "asking for help is not a sign of weakness—it is a sign of strength." Additionally, with the Affordable Care Act, insurers may not deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions and will expand behavioral health issue benefits for 62 million Americans. The Administration has made unprecedented commitments to improve mental health care in America, and resources are available to those who need them.
You can find nearby treatment through SAMHSA's Treatment Referral line at 1-800-662-4357 (HELP). This toll-free service provides round-the-clock information confidentially on where to go for help on prevention, treatment, and recovery issues related to mental illness or substance use disorders (assistance available in English and Spanish). Similarly, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) provides free, confidential, immediate round-the-clock assistance to people in crisis. Both lines are open to all Americans—including service members, veterans, and their families—365 days a year.
Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy Speaks at Sinclair
Former U.S. Congressman and mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy
was the keynote speaker at a “Reach for Recovery” fundraiser May 1 to benefit the Greater Dayton Mental Health Foundation. Kennedy has battled bipolar disease and has been outspoken about taking the stigma out of mental illness, arguing individuals go without treatment as a result and it should be treated the same way as a physical illness. He is co-founder of One Mind for Research, an independent non-profit that strives to orchestrate a national scientific campaign to understand brain disorders. Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from neurological disorders from autism to Alzheimer’s disease.
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City sets up drop boxes to collect old prescription drugs
Dayton police and Montgomery County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Metal Health Services Board are teaming up to put drop boxes for the disposal of unwanted or expired prescription medications around the city.
Dayton residents may use the drop boxes to dispose of controlled substances such as those used to treat pain, anxiety or attention deficit disorder; non-controlled prescription medications prescribed to treat medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes; over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, syrups, ointments, creams, lotions and inhalers.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on Second Street has had a drop box for about a year as have a number of suburban police departments around the county.
Disposal locations for unwanted or expired prescription medications
- Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: 345 W. Second St., Dayton
- Dayton Police Districts: 2721 Wayne Avenue; 931 Washington Street; 248 Salem Avenue; 335 W. Third Street.
- Centerville Police Department, 155 W. Spring Valley Rd.
- Miami Township Police Department, 2660 Lyons Rd.
- Butler Township Police Department, 8526 N. Dixie Dr.
- Miamisburg Police Department, 10 N. First St.
- German Township Police Department, 12102 St. Rt. 725
- Brookville Police Department, 301 Sycamore St.
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.
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