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Busting Myths About Mental Health

In recent years, it has become more acceptable to talk about and advocate for mental health. This is exciting and desperately needed progress toward serving a community that has long felt excluded from society. However, a lot of misinformation and old beliefs still...

[Caboodle Cards Series] Icebreaker: Adjective Introductions

If you’re a youth development professional, afterschool provider, teacher – or any group leader – who needs more ideas for breaking the ice during your virtual or in-person gatherings, our team building blog series featuring icebreaker activities using our...

Supporting a Smoke-free Gwinnett

Contributed by Laura Bracci, Community Advocacy Director, American Heart Association It was 2006 when the U.S. Surgeon General stated there was no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, yet many people in Gwinnett are still exposed in their workplaces and public...

Participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is quickly approaching! Gather your unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of safely during the upcoming event. When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

Caring for Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we surpass a year of experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to say many of us are still feeling fatigued from missing our friends and family, normal routines, traveling and much more. It remains important that we continue to care for our mental health during...

Celebrate National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is March 22-28, 2021. NDAFW is a national health observance linking teens to science-based facts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs! You can learn more about this via the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There are...

Tools for Advocacy: How to Contact Your Elected Officials

What is Advocacy? An advocate is a person who speaks, writes or acts in support of a person or issue. Practicing advocacy allows you to clarify your personal values and beliefs, use your voice about something important to you and help affect change. One way you can be...

Six Keys to Effective Advocacy

Voices for Prevention is gearing up for the virtual Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day event on March 9, 2021! We will join agencies from across the state to talk about the importance of substance abuse prevention with our state legislators. While this day is an...
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