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Pieces of Prevention

  • Spotlight On: Older Adult Suicide Awareness
    When you think of your favorite senior citizen, what comes to mind? Often, it’s how kind and supportive they can be in times of trouble. Ironically, older adults may hesitate to talk about their own struggles, feelings of sadness, or depression. September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports … Read more
  • Spotlight On: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day was founded on 9/9/99, to remind us that the 9 months of pregnancy have the potential to shape the course of a lifetime, for both a developing child and their family. It’s encouraging to know that 9 out of 10 women report they abstain from alcohol during pregnancy.  … Read more
  • Spotlight On: International Overdose Awareness Day
    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a global event that addresses the widespread and growing impact that drug overdose has had, and continues to have, on our communities at large. In the year 2022, the state of Oregon alone lost 1,387 people to drug overdose. That’s an average of 3.8 deaths per day, a more … Read more
  • Spotlight On: Cannabis and Schizophrenia
    What is a safe level of marijuana use? The answer isn’t all that clear. With the legalization of cannabis across many states, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is on the decline. However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes that today’s high-potency cannabis may pose serious health risks for some of … Read more