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Take Our 2021 Suicide Prevention IQ Challenge!

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention, reduce stigma around the topic and encourage those in need to utilize available resources. You can learn all about this important cause awareness month...

Building Youth Resistance Strategies and Skills

Contributed by Aspen Brown Major transitions are risk periods for drug initiation and abuse.[1] Transitions from elementary to middle school and so on are paired with unfamiliarity and new social settings. Knowledge of risk factors for drug abuse versus protective...

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

We can all help prevent suicide. Learning the risk factors and warning signs of a potential suicide attempt can save lives. Risk Factors These characteristics increase the likelihood of suicide but aren’t necessarily direct causes. (CDC, AFSP) Previous suicide attempt...

Engage With GUIDE’s PYD Initiatives

GUIDE’s Positive Youth Development (PYD) initiatives support Georgia communities by providing professionals with high-quality resources and training opportunities while teaching youth leadership skills necessary to impact community change. There are many ways...

Back to School: Powering Your Brain

School is in full swing, and amidst the busyness this season can sometimes bring, it is a good reminder of new beginnings and opportunities for positive change. Many of us have been affected by the new school year and have made adjustments to our routines: teachers...

Back to School: Getting ACTIVE

GUIDE is in the middle of a mini-series of blogs around maintaining health and wellness during the back-to-school season. We recognize this as a time that can be stressful and chaotic, though also a great time for mindfulness around our health as we establish new...

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Join us as we observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2021. According to Penington Institute, the organization responsible for this international initiative: “International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the...

Back to School: Remembering to Eat Well

It’s that time of year again! A new year has begun, which means new routines are being established. Along with the fresh start and excitement of a new season comes waking up earlier, rushing to prepare for the day and feeling stressed about balancing all of the day’s...

[Caboodle Cards Series] Icebreaker: 20 Questions

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...

Busting Myths About Alcohol

Common misperceptions about alcohol use perpetuate social norms that can lead to health consequences for individuals and harmful impacts on communities. Help prevent underage drinking and alcohol use disorders by sharing the realities of alcohol! Each of the below...
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