National Take Back Day – Saturday, October 28th at RHAM High School

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National Take Back Day

Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 AM – 2:00PM at RHAM High School
AHM Youth and Family Services FREE collection and safe disposal of unwanted medications.  Communities are concerned about the rise in over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse among teens and contamination of the drinking water.  Drop off your unwanted medications.  Help prevent over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse, keep our youth safe, and protect our environment.  This service is free and anonymous.  No questions asked!  Medication must be in its original containers, with name crossed out.  For questions or more information call 860-228-9488.

Suicide Prevention Week

September 10th – 16th is National Suicide Prevention Week.  Suicide is preventable.  Learn the warning signs and be the one to start the conversation!  Brendan Grimm, AHM’s Prevention Coordinator attended a RHAM lunch wave and gave materials on how to spot someone at risk.  Please see the following resources for more information.

There are also several area events happening this month to address suicide prevention.  Check out “A Community Based Discussion on Suicide Prevention Awareness” with State Representative Scott Storms.  More information can be found here.  Please also join the “Out of the Darkness Community Walk – Walk to Fight Suicide” in the Great River Park in East Hartford on Saturday, September 23rd.  Registration and information can be found on their page.

S.H.A.R.P. Home Alone Program

This four hour program prepares children to be safe when staying home alone.  Registration is required and students must attend all three classes to receive a Certificate of Completion.  You can find more information here.  Classes are held on Mondays; October 16th, October 23rd and October 30th.

Back to School

We have some great resources for back to school.  Take a look at MHA’s (Mental Health America) Back to School Toolkit.  You can find more resources here.