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#BeThe1To campaign

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the National Council is joining with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to raise awareness about and expand its #BeThe1To campaign. Every year, suicide claims the lives of 40,000 people and another 500,000 people attempt it. #BeThe1To emphasizes that everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention, encouraging everyone to “Be The 1 To” take action to save lives.

What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana

Between marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it’s becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens.

So where do you start? And what should you say? The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is here to help.

Check out the Marijuana Talk Kit for ideas about how to begin the conversation.

Visible, vocal, valuable!

Did you know September is National Recovery month?  Join the Voices for Recovery to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover.

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Marijuana Talk Kit: What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana.

Between marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it’s becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens.  The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has developed a free downloadable tool to help families navigate through a changing marijuana landscape, and have productive, impactful conversations with their

SAMHSA's "KnowBullying" app helps parents and others prevent bullying

SAMHSA’s bullying prevention efforts include the KnowBullying app, a free smartphone tool that provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children.

The app is designed to address the needs of children ages 3–18 and includes discussion prompts for adults working with children who are bullied, who witness bullying, or who bully others.

6 Parenting Practices to help reduce the chance your child wil deveop a drug or alcohol problem

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has put out a new resource for parents about ways they can reduce the chance their teen will drink, use drugs or engage in other risky behaviors.   Click here for 6

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of Young boy holds a sign announcing "October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month."bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) are proud to release a variety of resources aimed at informing youth, those who work with youth, members

Making Authentic Connections for Suicide Prevention

We’d like to invite you to a COMMUNITY DIALOGUE focused on MAKING AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

on Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 – 8pm @ Faith Christian Reformed Church,1600 Silver Lake Road NW, New Brighton, MN. 

Five signs your teen may be abusing medicine

from The Partnership at Drugfree.org Medicine Abuse Project 

Teens will be teens. They sleep late, fail a test here and there or get uncharacteristically moody. But what if these behaviors are happening more often than usual, or all at the same time?  You know your teen better than anyone, but it is important to know what to look for if you suspect he or she may be abusing medicine.