Excerpt from Huffington Post, Canada Edition Wake up. Reminisce. Be productive (or not). Yell endlessly into the void. Soul-crushing daily routine has become the norm during these months of pandemic isolation, and a Toronto-area teen has managed to capture the feelings of that endless loop in just three minutes. Liv McNeil, a 15-year-old student at
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August 25, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 (EST) the U.S. National Library of Medicine will be hosting a webinar about reaching teens with mental health challenges and substance use disorder in this time of COVID. Join them to learn about the innovative work being done by webinar presenters Stephanie Briody and Michelle Muffet-Lipinski. READ MORE. . .
If you know a young person struggling with substance issues please come to a Zoom Providers Open Forum on Tuesday, June 2 & June 30 from 5 -6pm to learn about an important resource in the Cape Cod community, RecoveryBuild Alternative Peer Group program. This is a meet-and-greet with RecoveryBuild Counselors and Peer Recovery Specialist
Not only are the teen years some of the most stressful due to so much being out of their control, but add the challenges of a global pandemic and it could mean increased mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Addiction is a “family disease” that impacts each member. Denial, stigmatization, anonymity allow the darkness to stay hidden. Love, support and openness allows a family to be vulnerable and thrive.
Megan Hanley, a high school junior and an alcoholic, describes her RAMP® to addiction which started in 7th grade. Now in recovery, Megan talks about the important role of peer support.
“Fighting drug abuse among students: Seminar teaches bus drivers to detect drug use by teens” Cape Cod newspaper article from the late 1970s or early 1980s.