As of June 2, edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC can be available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over. Although smoking marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes […]
Learn more about helping those who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health or suicidal crisis. 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: […]
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 suicide prevention, screening, assessment and referral services Promote coordination and awareness of mental health promotion and suicide prevention resources Increase opportunities for provider and public mental health promotion and suicide prevention education Implement public educational campaigns […]
Print Resources Click any number of resources to view/print. Unless otherwise noted, the resources are in PDF format. Get suicide prevention resources here. Other Print Resources: Mental Health Data Sheet (Lane County Prevention Program) Teen Depression: Fact Sheet Online Resources / Links Looking for suicide prevention resources? Visit our Suicide Prevention section. Just click on the […]
See also: Facts on Suicide Prevention From the information sheet (SAMHSA): About one in five adults (ages 18 and older) has a diagnosable mental disorder. (National Institute of Mental Health) Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. (U.S. Surgeon General’s Report) Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, income, race, […]
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.