Regional Suicide Advisory Board Meeting
Friday, December 11th from 12 - 2 PM

Open to members of the public from Region 1, which includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton. RSVP to to get the meeting link. 
Virtual Focus Group
Job Opportunity
Full-Time Prevention Coordinator, Stratford Community Services

This position serves as the Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator. This grant-funded position is responsible for utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework to support the Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families to increase community collaboration and reduce youth substance abuse.

Uprooting Addiction Podcast
FREE Monthly Training Institutes LIVE! Virtual Series
Each month, choose two from four virtual 90-minute workshops focused on integrating services and improving outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families. Learn more.
In the News
In just one year, from 2017 to 2018, vaping by high school seniors increased more than “for any substance we’ve ever monitored in 45 years, and the next year it rose again almost as much,” said Richard Miech, principal investigator for the national survey Monitoring the Future.

By 2019, a quarter of 12th graders were vaping nicotine, nearly half of them daily. Daily vaping rose in all three grades surveyed — eighth, 10th and 12th — “with accompanying increases in the proportions of youth who are physically addicted to nicotine,” Dr. Miech and colleagues reported in The New England Journal of Medicine last year. Read full article.
People with mental illness are at greater risk for developing COVID-19 than the general population, and vice versa -- meaning reverberations from the pandemic are likely to be felt long after the virus has been brought to heel.

And whether infected or not, minorities, underserved communities, and others experiencing health disparities are at double the risk of long-term mental health impacts from COVID-19.

That's the warning from National Institutes of Health researchers, speaking during the first in a three-part webinar series hosted by the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine. Read full article.
The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT
A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) 

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