Mental Health First Aid Class for Youth and Adult
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program offered by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Wellness and Health Promotion staff that can help communities understand mental illnesses, seek timely intervention, and save lives.
"The Anonymous People" Presentation
Join us for a special 2-night presentation of "The Anonymous People" a film by Greg Williams.
Tuesday, September 17th and 24th
8:00 p.m. - doors open at 7:45 p.m.
Panel discussion to follow
FCPS 2013 Homecoming
View current year's list of Homecoming dates
New Federal Website and SAMHSA's Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health Announced—June 3, 2013
Conference will be live-streamed at whitehouse.gov/live on June 3, 2013, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Eastern Time.
UPC Highlighted on Cox Communications
Unified Prevention Coalition Executive Director Diane Eckert and Fairfax County Police Department's Bruce Ferguson discuss with Cox Communications efforts by the county coalition to prevent violence and drug and alcohol abuse by our youth. The "Perils of the College Drinking Culture" forums were highlighted as an important way to reach parents and college-bound teens.
Bath Salts, Zombies, and Crossbows: An Update
June 18, 2013 • By Lauren Kirchner | Pacific Standard
Scientists are working to study the make-up and effects of bath salts, while ER doctors are struggling to treat its victims. It's been about a year since the dangerous new synthetic drug, packaged and disguised as "bath salts," entered America's mainstream consciousness. Last summer the drug was blamed for a series of bizarre, violent, and seemingly random attacks of cannibalism; it felt, for a few weeks there, like the beginning of a zombie apocalypse. Read full article
Leesburg man accused of selling oxycodone that killed 20-year-old
By Tom Jackman, Published: May 6 | Washington Post Leesburg
A Leesburg man who allegedly dealt oxycodone pills to Loudoun County teenagers for years has been charged with conspiracy in the death of a reputed customer who overdosed from an injection of the addictive painkiller. Read full article
Toward a Smarter Drug Policy
Posted by R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, ONDCP and Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP on February 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM EST
Please note that this is a co-authored blog post by Gil Kerlikowske, Director, ONDCP and Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP. This post also appears on The Huffington Post and the NAACP blog.
In Los Angeles not long ago, a man named Michael Banyard ran afoul of California’s “three strikes” law. After bouts of homelessness, unemployment, suicidal thoughts, and a criminal record driven by an underlying substance use disorder, Michael faced a mandatory 25-year prison sentence. Read full article
Ivy League Cracks Down as Students Spiral Out of Control
By Chris Staiti - Dec 7, 2012| Bloomberg
Harvard and Cornell universities have joined Yale University and Dartmouth College in cracking down on out-of-control behavior as drinking, hazing and sexual harassment endanger students and tarnish Ivy League reputations. Read more from this article
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- New Youth Survey Results 2011-2012
- New Youth Survey Results 2010-2011
- Parents Talk with Your Kids about Alcohol
- Mother Opens Up About Son's Drunk Driving Death
- A Father's Fight Against Underage Drinking
- Underage Drinking Press Release
- Wasted: Young and Using
- High School, Takes Action After Drinking Party
- Talking To Your Kids About Drinking