July is National Recreation & Parks Month And National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Dear HCC Member:
Happy summer! Here is the July HCC Newsletter and we've found some really valuable resources for you regarding National Parks & Recreation Month and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  Plus don't miss viewing the attached videos, including the slide show from the recent Sticker Shock Campaign . Also, if you are new to HCC or just learning about the coalition, you can find us on Facebook @yourlife-yourchoicehcc or you can find more information on our website:  http://www.yourlife-yourchoice.com/ .
Thank you all for that you do in the community!
July is National Park and Recreation Month.
National Park and Recreation Month  is a time to promote the benefits of healthy, vibrant communities. It is a time to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining quality of life and in contributing to the physical, economic, and environmental well-being of Read More

Confronting the Opioid Outbreak in Our Parks

The alarming epidemic that is wreaking havoc on communities nationwide is becoming a more frightening reality every single day. The use and abuse of opioids and the subsequent addiction are spreading like wildfire, and agencies across the country are doing everything they can to keep up and douse the flames. With opiate abuse and overdose rates rising every year, what can local parks do to not only keep our nature spaces clean from this crisis, but also to offer places for addicts seeking recovery to engage in therapeutic activities?

Minority Mental Health Awareness
Click On Cure Stigma below for resources to help advocate mental health.

Check out this video from #mystorymyway
HCC Partnered with CAReS on the Sticker Shock Campaign
HCC Must Begin Preparing to Increase Education on the Dangers of Marijuana 
New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday.

There is no July Meeting...
Come join us at the next HCC meeting on August 2nd!
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July is National Minority Mental Health Month!
July is National Parks and Recreation Month!