Article – Mental Health First Aid

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-01-26/whats-involved-in-learning-mental-health-first-aid   What’s Involved in Learning Mental Health First Aid? Courses can teach you how to assess someone’s problem and offer concrete steps for treatment. Let’s say you’re at the gym, playing in your weekly pickup basketball game. Another player complains of chest pain, feels dizzy and heads to the bench. Chances are someone in the…

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“For lack of a better term, you’re a cash cow for the state,”

As Virginia’s liquor monopoly approaches $1 billion in annual sales, it’s moving to a corporate business model in all respects but one — it still needs permission from state lawmakers to reinvest its profits for room to grow… http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/virginia-abc-looks-for-room-to-grow-as-it-nears/article_f9d26665-f117-5a5a-a862-e1f624d5890b.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email

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Youth Mental Health First Aid-Powhatan Virginia

Youth Mental Health First Aid This class is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in helping youth who may be struggling with mental health problems, substance abuse issues, or suicidal thoughts. Only 30 seats are available. CEU’s may be available for this course. Date:  Thursday, February 15 2018 (Part 1) and Thursday, February…

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News Release – Walmart is first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal

https://news.walmart.com/2018/01/17/walmart-launches-groundbreaking-disposal-solution-to-aid-in-fight-against-opioid-abuse-and-misuse   Retailer first national pharmacy chain to offer free opioid disposal solution at all pharmacy locations   BENTONVILLE, Ark. – January 17, 2018 – In an effort to help curb abuse and misuse, Walmart is launching a first-of-its kind opioid disposal solution – available at no cost – in all company pharmacies.* Known as DisposeRx,…

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Block Grant Measurement Plans

CSB’s will be moving forward into developing Block Grant Measurement Plans for short-term outcomes in partnership with OMNI.  OMNI TA’s will be sending CSB’s a draft Block Grant measurement plan, with short-term outcomes filled in, this week.   By February 9th, CSB’s will need to either: Send a completed draft of the Block Grant Measurement…

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Warren Coalition Mental Health Conference

The Warren Coalition is hosting its 4th annual conference on Feb. 2nd at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA. The conference will focus on childhood trauma and ways to help children overcome trauma so they can live happy, fulfilling lives free from drugs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recognizing-trauma-in-children-so-we-can-foster-resilience-and-coping-skills-tickets-41780835604Coalition

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