National Drug Facts Week
January 25-February 1, 2015
In recognition of National Drug Facts Week, the Federation of Families of SC and LRADAC partnered to bring the youth perspective on substance use to life through art. Several adolescent clients participated in the activity using drug facts and positive messages to other youth for prevention and awareness. Took a look at the wonderful creations of the youth!
October is Bullying Prevention Month!
Bullying in schools and cyberbullying is a growing problem. Be Smart. Be Well. interviewed a number of high school students of varying ages to talk about what’s really going on. The result is a frank account of the state of bullying at one high school. The good news: Many teens are doing something about the problem and are standing up to bullying. As one student relates in the video, “No one deserves to feel like you’re alone and that everyone hates you.”
Take the Bullying Quiz to see what you know!
“A Friend Asks” App
Would You Know How to Help a Friend Who is Contemplating Suicide?
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:
- warning signs of suicidal ideation
- how to help a friend
- how to get help now
- what to do and what not to do
- the B1 Program
If in an immediate crisis, call 911. If you, or a friend, need to talk with a counselor for help or need resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (anytime 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255) or use the Get Help Now button on the app.
Click http://jasonfoundation.com/get-involved/student/a-friend-asks-app/ to download the app now and learn more information!