On 02.24.17 • In Awareness On • by

During the month of March, and all year long, National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) aims to raise awareness about problem gambling. The goal of this campaign is to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and promote the availability of help and hope both locally and nationally. NCPG encourages everyone to Have the Conversation about Problem Gambling. Most adults gamble or know someone who gambles, and therefore could benefit from programs to prevent gambling addiction.  We believe many who suffer in silence do so because they don’t know why they developed a problem,  …

On 02.23.17 • In Awareness On • by

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) occurs on 1st March every year, and has done so for seventeen years or more. Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence. LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organization, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and is proud to have supported Self-Injury Awareness Day for well over a decade, and it is the number one resource for SIAD material. For more information, go to the Self  …

On 01.24.17 • In Awareness On • by

When feelings of anxiety occur due to a major national, regional, or community event, that can aggravate other anxieties people may be having that are not necessarily related to that event. Past memories of anxiety may also be triggered by such events, adding to current stress. Here are a few tips to help manage anxiety and stress you may be feeling related to the recent U.S. presidential election, inauguration, and transition. These tips can also be applied to anxiety related to other major events. Stick to routines. Even if you don’t feel like going to work or working out like  …

On 12.14.16 • In Awareness On • by

Rates of opioid use, dependence, and overdose in the United States are reaching epidemic-level proportions. In this action plan, DPA outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and reducing the role of criminalization to optimally address increasing rates of opioid dependence, overdose, and other negative consequences stemming from opioid use. For more information please click on Drug Policy Alliance.