Increasing the sales age of tobacco from 18 to 21 There are many benefits to increasing the sales age of tobacco from 18 to 21, also known as Tobacco 21. Adolescence is a period of high susceptibility to nicotine addiction. The younger people are when they start smoking, the more likely they are to become […]
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Eight-hour training to help the public identify, understand and respond to signs of various mental health problems; 12 Human Resource Management credits In this course, you will learn: The potential warning signs and risk factors for a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance […]
Employee mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness in creating and maintaining a healthy, safe and productive workplace. Key to achieving this is creating a workplace environment that promotes mental wellness, supports employees’ efforts to maintain their mental health, and encourages help-seeking when needed. Unfortunately, 60% of Americans cited work as very/somewhat significant […]
Early childhood experiences have lasting, measurable consequences later in life; therefore, fostering emotional well-being from the earliest stages of life helps build a foundation for overall health and well-being. National Prevention Council, National Prevention Strategy, 2011. From results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, we have learned that traumatic events and experiences that occur […]
Drug and alcohol misuse are a serious problem both nationally and in Lane County. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. People who start drinking before age 15 are 5x more likely to develop abuse or dependence later in life than those who start after age 21. Between 2008-2010 […]
November 2014 | Eugene, OR Conference presentations from participating presenters are available on the Connections Conference website. Check out the new Mind Your Mind Project and video as unveiled at the conference: Keynote Speakers Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, ACE Interface, LLC; ACE Study—Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator Joel B. Bennett, Ph.D., President, Organizational Wellness & […]
Goal To facilitate community efforts to promote mental health and prevent suicide in Lane County. Objectives Identify Lane County mental health promotion and suicide prevention, screening, assessment and referral services Promote opportunities for provider and public mental health promotion and suicide prevention education Asist in implementing public educational campaigns related to mental health promotion and […]
Print Resources Click any number of resources to view/print. Unless otherwise noted, the resources are in PDF format. Lane County Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Resources: Lane County Resource List Mind Your Mind Project: tip sheets on how to “mind your mind” at work, home and school available at www.mindyourmindproject.org Other Print Resources: Mental Health Data Sheet […]
See also: Facts on Suicide Prevention One in five American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. 50% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those will develop conditions by the age of 14. (SAMHSA) Mental illnesses are more […]
Mental health issues affect a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. They are not causes by poor decisions or bad habits and they are treatable. There are many different types of treatments such as medication, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, group therapy, self-help of a combination of these. They type of treatment that works best is dependent on the person.
You are not alone, nor to blame. Resources are available for you or someone you know. Resources in English and Spanish: from Postpartum Support International | postpartum.net Support for Postpartum Depression, Anxiety & Stress, and Infant Loss during Pregnancy or after Birth | Fourth-Trimester.com WellMama, Inc.| www.wellmamaoregon.com Additional resources are located on our links page.