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Shelley Argabrite
Ultimate Health Planner
Joined: 5 months  ago
Posts: 155
01/11/2016 12:45 am  

First, we decide what issues are most important.

When we open up to each other, lots of good things happen.  We get real-time feedback, share ideas and address everyday needs, big and small.  Whatever’s on your mind, let’s talk. 

Let's think about everything we need to consider under the TOPIC 

Behavioral Health: including Substance Abuse and Mental Health

 

In 60 seconds list as many things as you can relating to the this topic.  Some examples are: Preventing kids from using, school programs, drug testing, discussion aids for parents, overdose response, how do I know if I'm depressed, what does it mean to be in recovery, etc

 

Open the reply box and set your timer! 

 

1, 2, 3 GO!

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Bob Stephens
Active Planning Partner Level 3
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 17
02/11/2016 3:11 pm  

Mental Health First Aid, relapse prevention, twelve step support groups, mental health therapy, group therapy, medication assisted treatment, anti stigma campaigns, drug free communities, medication drop off sites, recovery support, pyschiatric rehabilitation, job skills training, in school prevention, peer recovery, anger management ...  (Whew)


HEATHER BERG
Active Planning Partner Level 5
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 30
03/11/2016 9:08 am  

Rehab programs, drug and alcohol counseling, prevention programs, resources for parents, resources for children, ADHD counseling, Depression, Alcohol classes, drug testing.


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Les McDaniel
Active Planning Partner Level 2
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 11
03/11/2016 2:26 pm  

Mental Health to me - Good coping mechanisms because life HAPPENS! That includes anxiety relievers, stress relievers, anger managing mechanisms - all stuff that makes our world easier to deal with. One last good one - get out of ourselves by helping others.


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Sandy Miller
Active Planning Partner Level 5
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 36
03/11/2016 2:55 pm  

Community Planning Groups, Health Education and Outreach, Celebrate Recovery, recovery houses, population-based prevention, Strategic Prevention Framework, Drug-Free Communities and Action Teams, support groups, Decrease Stigma, Winners program, alcohol and other drug evidence-based prevention programs, parenting classes, after school, nutrition, fitness, exercise Faith


Linda Costello
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 70
03/11/2016 4:54 pm  

Today at the MAPPA conference we learned that you may need to go to rehab sometimes 5 or 6 times to come clean. We know that insurance companies won't pay for someone  to be in rehab that many times. We need insurance  companies and government funding to realize that they want to quit they are not going cause they love it.  

How can we get more help for those we know that has drug addition problems?


Linda Costello
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 70
10/11/2016 11:46 am  

The "Mock Teen Bedroom" is a simultaneously amusing and horrifying scavenger hunt in which parents are challenged to find drug "stash safes" hidden in plain sight among common household items. 

SHERIFF ROB CORLEY WILL SHARE LOCAL INFORMATION WITH GARRETT COUNTY RESIDENTS.

(Child care will provided with children (anyone under age 18) 

Questions you can call me at  301-616-7282

Hope to see you there...pass it on 🙂


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Brenda Sisler
Active Planning Partner Level 5
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 46
17/11/2016 3:44 pm  

When I think about substance abuse and mental  health, I always think of prevention first! I realize a lot of behavior health issues happens for many reasons, however, I do believe that some circumstances could have been prevented if they were given the facts and information about the risks. Drugs change brains so it is not surprising that  preteens and teens who use alcohol and other drugs often have family and social problems, poor academic performance, health related problems including mental health.  If we can prevent young people from experimenting with tobacco, alcohol and drugs if the first place, we can prevent addiction. Prevention Can Work!


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Anita Rhodes
Active Planning Partner Level 2
Joined: 3 months  ago
Posts: 11
29/11/2016 9:26 pm  

Coping mechanisms are essential for working through stressors . Getting past the fear of initiating a therapeutic relationship with a professional can be difficult. I'm pleased to say that staff at the Garrett County Center for Behavioral Health incorporate many treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy. Bibliotherapy, and behavior modification, just to name a few. Different strategies/modalities are effective. Maintaining an open mind is key especially when trying something new. Educating our community as well as one another about available services is important for the progress and success for all those in our community.


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Anita Rhodes
Active Planning Partner Level 2
Joined: 3 months  ago
Posts: 11
29/11/2016 9:26 pm  

Coping mechanisms are essential for working through stressors . Getting past the fear of initiating a therapeutic relationship with a professional can be difficult. I'm pleased to say that staff at the Garrett County Center for Behavioral Health incorporate many treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy. Bibliotherapy, and behavior modification, just to name a few. Different strategies/modalities are effective. Maintaining an open mind is key especially when trying something new. Educating our community as well as one another about available services is important for the progress and success for all those in our community.


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Christie reckart
Active Planning Partner Level 3
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 18
12/12/2016 10:55 pm  

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Christie reckart
Active Planning Partner Level 3
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 18
12/12/2016 11:15 pm  

Life today is different than when it was when I grew up. Today children are faced with more disappointments, like divorce, identity, blended or split families, half and step siblings. There is so much more facing people today than before. The law has become corrupt and people are wanting to live larger than their finances will allow. More and more people are faced with disappointment, dishonesty, evil doings, deceitfulness, and wicked ways from both people who love them and people who they trust. These wrongful actions are leading our youth to brokenness. Hate and anger leads to negative choices. Our youth need to find a positive hobby and a positive support group. We can start a "No one says I wanna be a junkie" campaign engaging the schools in the county, adding incentives like a WISP pass, bowling night out for a family, UNO's and movie tickets, etc. Set up the campaign like a scholarship applicant with certain criteria's to meet and expectations to achieve. This type of program could engage the community as a whole.

Sorry, I have been rambling and I am not even sure if I answered the correct question. LOL 🙂

 


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Bob Stephens
Active Planning Partner Level 3
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 17
14/12/2016 5:42 pm  

Well if we want to start at the beginning here we go.  However, drug dependent babies are also a sad consequence of the current durg epidemic in rural America.  

 

NPR Article on Drug Dependent Newborns in Rural Communities


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Kelly Rock
Active Planning Partner
Joined: 1 month  ago
Posts: 5
19/01/2017 6:39 pm  

Speaking of starting at the beginning, Kaiser Permanente conducted landmark research a number of decades back that gave us some excellent, evidence-based information about predicting mental and physical health outcomes based on select childhood experiences.  This research sat, largely untouched, for quite some time until it was rediscovered.  The CDC has worked with Kaiser to conduct additional research, which can be found here:   https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/

There is a wealth of information that arose from ACE research that could be put into use in the following ways (just a few ideas):

  • Use as a screening tool to identify folks at higher risk for future negative health outcomes
  • Use as a teaching tool when counseling future parents or parents of young children
  • Use results to support early intervention services including health services in public school settings

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Bob Stephens
Active Planning Partner Level 3
Joined: 4 months  ago
Posts: 17
24/01/2017 12:01 pm  

Here is a link that describes opiate abuse in rural Colorado.  There is an interesting perspective on how those of us in rural communities have larger social networks which in some cases may fuel the epidemic. We can also use these social networks to prevent and encourage recovery.  NPR: Rural Connections Might Hold the Clues to Better Treatment

There are great recovery groups in and around Garrett County.  AA/NA and Celebrate Recovery meetings are listed page 4 of the Republican.  You can also find meetings on line.  Just an FYI the best way to get a friend or family to go to one of these meetings is to offer to go with them to a couple of meetings.  Everyone is welcome.

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