Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. Teen dating violence (TDV) is defined as a pattern of abuse or threat of abuse against teenaged dating partners, occurring in different forms, including verbal, emotional, physical, sexual and digital. TDV occurs across diverse groups and cultures. The National Dating Abuse Helpline provides 24-hour national web-based and telephone resources to help teens experiencing dating abuse. Young people (as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers) anywhere in the country can call toll free, 1-866-331-9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or log on to the interactive website, loveisrespect.org, and receive immediate, confidential assistance.
National Wear Red Day® is Friday, February 1, 2019! — Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives.
February is American Heart Month, an ideal time to remind everyone to focus on your heart health. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year.
The biggest part of living healthy comes down to simply making healthy choices. While you can’t change things like age and family history, the good news is that even modest changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk by as much as 80 percent.
January, National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month, calls attention to the fact that although sports injuries contribute to fatalities infrequently, the leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is traumatic brain injury. Sports and recreational activities contribute to about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among American children and adolescents. For more information about traumatic brain injury, go to http://www.biausa.org.
“Stronger Together: Embracing Relationships, Well-being & Community”
On Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th from 12-4 PM, AMHC and RECOVERY AROOSTOOK are extending an invite for the community to join us for food, an orientation of services, and a sampling of the recovery groups that are offered on a daily basis at Roads to Recovery Community Center located at 1 Water Street here in Caribou, Maine.
Roads To Recovery aims to provide sustainable resources and services to individuals seeking recovery, and anyone impacted by addiction. We offer individual peer support and recovery coaching, peer-led, psychoeducational and skill building groups as well as job development support. We are open and supportive of all pathways to recovery ie. 12 step, MAT, refuge, faith-based, SMART etc.
Please drop by to see what's been happening at Aroostook County's very first RECOVERY CENTER. Come and learn what is available for YOU in Recovery.
Creating a Community that Celebrates Recovery!
AMHC’s New “Maine Mothers’ Network” Program Can Help Pregnant and Parenting Women Affected by Substance Abuse
AMHC urges pregnant and parenting women who use drugs or alcohol to call the Maine Mother’s Network (MMN) 24/7 referral …