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Please see the link to the right for the Pend Oreille County DISCLAIMER
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Pend Oreille County Counseling Services strives to provide quality integrated behavioral healthcare (mental health and chemical dependency), and supportive services for adults, adolescents, children and families of Pend Oreille County. We promote the values of consumer driven recovery, resiliency and self-determination and are committed to working collaboratively with consumers, families and varied community partners in the provision of outpatient, crisis, prevention and psycho education services.
Counseling Services administers the County's Developmental Disability, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Prevention programs - See links to the right to access more detailed information of each program.
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April, 2013 Marks the 27th
ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH
Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsers NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. See the link to the right to access NCADD website
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MENTAL HEALTH and OLDER AMERICANS
Many older adults are living longer than in the past. A healthy lifestyle is important in preventing chronic disease and promoting greater independence and quality of life in our later years. See the link to the right for TIPS to maintain healthy living. Also to the right is a link:
"What do the following people have in common?"
See link to the right
Challenge stigma - Know the facts
by the Administration on Aging
This years theme "Never Too Old to Play" encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. You can also visit OlderAmericansMonth.org where you can access useful resources and tools to help plan and promote events and activities. See poster link to the right.
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To the right are links to a variety of websites on Healthy Minds, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Admin, Admin on Aging, Alzheimer Association, Veteren's Administration and other sites that have alot of information about mental health awareness.
From left to right, back row: Anna Payne, Carol Townley, RustyMae Squires, Allison Palmer, Kris Martin, Jim Chermak, Angela Pavey, Commissioner John Hankey, Commissioner Laura Merrill.
From left to right, front row: Nancy Ashburn, Mary LaVille, Martina Coordes, Tonya Stern, Stephanie Sherve, Heather McKay, Linda Baker.
Although September is Recovery Month, Recovery is a lifelong journey. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, praises the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovry in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
Prevention Works ˜ Treatment is Effective ˜ People Recover
Joint the Voices for Recovery. It's Worth It!
1-800-662-HELP (4357) & 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)
see link to the right for the website
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Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. See the link to the right for their website
There is now a CLIENT SURVEY available to take. See the link to the right
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency dedicated to reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities, has chosen September as National Recovery Month. Please see "Protecting Our Most Personal Resources" letter to the right.
The Washington State Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511 see