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Help Raise Awareness of International Overdose Awareness Day, National Recovery Month

Beth Hess - Thursday, August 30, 2018
Like other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, substance use disorders can be successfully managed with proper treatment, yet less than 10% of people in need of treatment receive it. September, recognized as National Recovery Month (https://www.recoverymonth.gov/), offers an opportunity for each of us to help raise awareness and understanding of substan ..

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Call for Artwork

Beth Hess - Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Share your perspective through art Youth and young adults aged 11 to 25 with behavioral health issues, including mental health and substance use challenges, are invited to share their perspective on stigma or recovery through art. Artwork will be shared with the community through a free event this Fall and electronically. Submissions are open to written and visual works. Th ..

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My Son’s Struggle with Mental Health and Substance Use – A Mom’s Story

Beth Hess - Monday, August 13, 2018
People with mental health disorders are more likely than others to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder. The term “co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder” is used to describe this. Research around co-occurring disorders in young people is limited, but it is estimated that 60 to 75 percent of adolescents who have mental health issues also have subst ..

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Hope – a Pathway to Help

Beth Hess - Tuesday, August 07, 2018
“Stay encouraged.” If you talk to MCF Family Peer Support Specialist Sherri Allen by phone or email, you’ll hear these words at the end of the conversation. It’s one way she reminds you that, no matter how hard things feel now, she’s there to support you in staying hopeful. You’ll hear that same message of hope—in their own words—from every member of MCF ..

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