Back to School Toolkit

From Mental Health America:

MHA’s Back to School Toolkit – developed each year and released in mid-August in anticipation of the start of the new school year – provides free resources, tools, tips, and information on early identification themes and Before Stage 4 messaging.

MHA’s 2018 Back to School Toolkit will provide young people with information to help them understand the effects trauma can have on the mind and how traumatic events may trigger the onset of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and psychosis. By increasing understanding of trauma and recognition of early warning signs of mental health conditions, we hope to encourage young people to seek help and support as soon as possible so that they can address issues Before Stage 4.

Download the toolkit here!

For more information, visit http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/back-school.

Morris Prosecutor: Opiate Epidemic is Topic of Oct. 23 Hanover Township Presentation

The Opiate Epidemic: Be Informed

Morris County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, who is one of the county’s leading experts on opiates and addiction, will offer a special Oct. 23 presentation in Hanover Township on the opiate epidemic that is plaguing our state, county, and nation.

The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7– 8 p.m. at the Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel parish hall,  75 Ridgedale Ave, Cedar Knolls.

Topics include:

  • Origins of the opiate epidemic and its impact on our community
  • Prescription opiates, heroin, and fentanyl
  • Addiction
  • Law enforcement’s strategy to fight the epidemic
  • Local resources available to assist individuals and families suffering from addiction

All Hanover Township and Morris County residents are welcome to attend; there is no need to register.

This event is hosted by the Knights of Columbus.  If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Fashano at denfash@hotmail.com or call 973-886-5783.

Hanover Township is one of 34 Morris County municipalities that are part of a countywide Stigma-Free Communities Initiative which aims to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness of these illnesses by creating an environment where affected individuals are supported in their efforts to achieve wellness and recovery.

You can show your support and Agree to be Stigma-Free! Read and sign the pledgeto show that you are taking an effort to reduce the impact of stigma in Morris County.