Mental health center – Tifton Is On http://www.tiftonison.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:18:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.tiftonison.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Mental health center – Tifton Is On http://www.tiftonison.com/ 32 32 Spike overdose alert issued for Columbia County https://www.tiftonison.com/spike-overdose-alert-issued-for-columbia-county/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:08:29 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/spike-overdose-alert-issued-for-columbia-county/

COLUMBIA COUNTY, NY (NEWS10) – Greener Pathways, an addiction resource center, issued a peak overdose alert for Columbia County after several reported overdoses occurred overnight. The alert says cases of overdose could be a sign of a contaminated drug supply.

Greener Pathways says if you use, use safely and always assume your supply is contaminated. They also encourage the following precautions:

  • If you use it, use it safely by using less than usual or seek help for your addiction
  • Test your supply with the Fentanyl test strips that are available by texting TESTSTRIPS to 77948
  • If you use it, you can call the Never Use Alone helpline and someone will stay on the phone with you. There is no judgment or shame. Call (800) 997-2280.
  • Have access to Narcan and send NARCANKIT by SMS to 21000 to request it
  • Let a friend or loved one know where you are at all times
  • For those in Columbia and Greene County who need Narcan or fentanyl test strips, text NARCANKIT to 21000 or TESTSTRIPS to 77948 and a Greener Pathways peer advocate will contact you to get the Narcan or strips.

If someone you know experiences an overdose, please call 911 immediately. Help is available by calling:

  • Greener Pathways at 518-291-4500 or text 518-822-7437
  • Twin County Recovery Services Greene Clinic at 518-943-2036
  • Columbia Clinic at 518-828-9300
  • Columbia County Mental Health Center at 518-828-9446
  • Greene County Mental Health Center at 518-622-9163
  • Mobile crisis assessment team at 518-943-5555
  • Columbia Greene County Pathways To Recovery Hotline at 877-467-3365
  • Columbia and Greene County Youth Clubhouses at 518-491-2432.
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Dover NH’s 6-part plan for better mental health unveiled https://www.tiftonison.com/dover-nhs-6-part-plan-for-better-mental-health-unveiled/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:55:15 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/dover-nhs-6-part-plan-for-better-mental-health-unveiled/

DOVER — Suzanne Weete is a leader of Community Partners, and she describes herself as a mom who got involved because she saw a mental health issue.

“As a mom, I’m passionate about my kids,” she said. “So if I didn’t know the risks and the warning signs, how can I expect anyone else to know? We need to educate everyone. I want to teach peers, teachers, professors, business owners and other parents of children to recognize emotional distress and know what to do to help.If you saw someone with a broken arm, or had a heart attack, you would help. It’s the same thing.

Weete was part of a panel discussion at Dover High School on Saturday. The topic was a draft report from a Dover Mental Health Alliance task force with six goals and over 100 initiatives to address mental health with a community-wide approach.

Weete spoke about personal responsibility and the need for everyone to get involved and help change the culture and stigma surrounding mental health.

Saturday’s panel was moderated by Laura Knoy, known for her long career at New Hampshire Public Radio. The panel included Weete, Head of Education and Community Engagement at Community Partners; Community Partners CEO Christopher Kozak, Dover School District Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Christine Boston, and Dover Police Chief William Breault. Max Latona, director of the Center for Ethics in Society at Collège Saint-Anselme, as well as Anna Gendron and Hannah Beaudry from the centre, provided assistance.