Showing posts with label prevention. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prevention. Show all posts

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Prevention Advocacy Wellness Support - Calling all teens - May 23

Peer to Peer at the S.A.F.E Coalition has scheduled a having presentation about Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders and Healthy Relationships. To end the event, we will be having a panel of Advocates talk about their experiences.

This will be taking place on Sunday May 23 from 11:00-3:45 over Zoom. This event is FREE and open to everyone!

Feel free to spread the word about the event!

The first 50 people to register by Saturday May 15th will receive a SWAG bag.

Follow the event on Facebook:

Prevention Advocacy Wellness Support - Calling all teens - May 23
Prevention Advocacy Wellness Support - Calling all teens - May 23

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Week is Here

1 - Hurricane Risk
  • Peak of hurricane season is August and September
  • NOAA predicts above normal hurricane season; but regardless of seasonal forecast, it only takes one storm to severely impact an area
  • Entire state is at risk; storm surge threat in coastal areas and high winds, heavy rainfall, and inland flooding possible across entire state, as we saw in Irene in 2011
  • While the last hurricane in Massachusetts was Bob in 1991, the Commonwealth has a history of destructive hurricanes
  • Threat of tropical cyclones and other natural hazards continue during COVID-19 pandemic
2 - How Residents Can Prepare
  • Know Your Evacuation Zone
  • Learn if you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone:
  • Make an Emergency Plan
  • Develop a plan with the members of your household to prepare for what to do in a tropical cyclone including making an evacuation plan, planning for individuals with access and functional needs, and any extra considerations during COVID-19 pandemic including how you might evacuate and where you might evacuate to. If you are in a high risk population, the safest option may be to evacuate to a location without the general public such as a hotel, relatives' home or other destination.
  • Build an Emergency Kit
  • Build an emergency kit containing items that will sustain you and your family in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power or unable to go to a store and customize for your family's needs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, include face coverings, masks, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies that you may need.
3 - Stay Informed

Every family should have multiple methods for receiving emergency alerts. Learn more about different types of alerting and information tools including the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, NOAA Weather Radio, Social Media & Traditional Media, 2-1-1 Hotline, Local Notification Systems:

Gov Baker's proclamation on Hurricane Preparedness Week
as part of staying informed sign up for hurricane alerts from NOAA
as part of staying informed sign up for hurricane alerts from NOAA
Sign up for alerts from NOAA

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September is "National Preparedness Month"

Power outages, hurricanes, floods, or snow storms – it’s important to plan ahead for emergencies. And because the Commonwealth designates September “National Preparedness Month,” there’s no better time to start than now. 
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) have partnered together to launch two public information programs to help residents be ready for emergencies and disasters.

Continue to read the full article on the MA.Gov blog here

September is "National Preparedness Month"
September is "National Preparedness Month"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Did you know?

How do you Remember the Warning Signs of Suicide?

Here’s an Easy-to-Remember Mnemonic:


I Ideation
S Substance Abuse
P Purposelessness
A Anxiety
T Trapped
H Hopelessness
W Withdrawal
A Anger
R Recklessness
M Mood Changes

 Read more about suicide and how to detect early warning signs here:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

National Suicide Prevention Week - Sep 6-12

Did you know that? 
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds;
  • One youth completes suicide every 2 hours and 5 minutes, which approximates 11.5 persons each day;
  • For every completed suicide by youth, it is estimated that 100 to 200 attempts are made; and
  • In 2006, more than 33,000 people died by suicide in the U.S.
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6 – 12, 2009. This year’s theme is “A Global Agenda on the Science of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.  According to the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), suicide prevention is everyone’s business and anyone can participate in Suicide Prevention Week, including schools. BoardBuzz agrees: the statistics above communicate the need for schools to be more proactive about increasing awareness of suicide warnings and signs and helping prevent its incidence among youth.