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Our Position on Racism

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It is time for things to change; it has taken way too long and the tragic loss of life is devastating.Wellspring Center for Prevention has always been deeply committed to serving the diverse populations of Middlesex and Monmouth County, New Jersey and we are proud of our diverse, engaged staff and Board of Trustees, all of whom are working toward p...
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MAY
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COVID-19: Adapting to a New Normal

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician, Pathways"I want things to go back to normal" is something most people have either thought or said since we have been instructed to stay at home. The world is a scary place right now, and we aren't sure what's in store for the future. Have you thought about what "normal" might look like once the world is "open" again? Acco...
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MAY
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How to Calm Your Anxiety With Grounding Techniques

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By Karolyn Estevez, BA Youth development Specialist, The PATH at Carteret Middle SchoolAnxiety is one of the scariest and overwhelming feelings we can experience. People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) usually experience high levels of anxiety that cause them to disassociate and feel like they're back in the traumatic incident ...
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MAY
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Using Social Media to Connect During This Difficult Time

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By Nicki Francis, Coordinator of Program and Professional DevelopmentBecause of the coronavirus pandemic, it's easy in this time of isolation and social distancing to find things to make you smile and feel happy. Social media is proving to be a ray of hope for isolated individuals. Many amazing movements are happening across our towns, state and co...
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MAY
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National Prevention Week 2020

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy DirectorNational Prevention Week (NPW) is held each year during May. Originally, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) chose this timing because it is near the start of summer, an important time for school, communities, and prevention professionals to focus on prevention. Adolescents and full...
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DEA launches Secure Your Meds campaign, calls on Americans to keep medications safe

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With families encouraged to stay at home due to the nationwide health crisis, the Drug Enforcement Administration is asking Americans to keep prescription medications safe and secure until they can properly dispose of them.The Secure Your Meds awareness campaign addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabin...
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A Teenager’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19

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By Nora Abdelfattah, Student at South Brunswick HS, Member of the Coalition for Healthy Communities and Incorruptable.USThe COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been one of the most bizarre unique experiences of my life. For the first time in my 16 years of living, this fast-paced, ever-moving, ever-changing world seems to be standin...
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MAR
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Drug and Alcohol Facts Week -- Monday March 30- Sunday April 5

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By: Mara Carlin, Coordinator of Coalition and Community ProgramsThis week marks the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. For 10 years NIDA has been connecting students and teens with scientists to launch community wide educational events so that teens can learn the science surrounding drugs ...
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MAR
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America is Phoning It In

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Cathy Cardew, PreventionistNow more than ever in the world we live in currently, the hot word on everyone's lips is "telehealth."What's telehealth you ask?Telehealth is the use of electronic information, telecommunication and technology to support things we would have usually done in-person such as clinical health care, health-related education, pu...
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MAR
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Resources from the Middlesex County Office of Human Services

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At this time our nation is experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis due to the COVID-19 virus. The situation worldwide has required a rigorous response to slow down the spread of disease.It is important to remember that even in these times, you are not alone. Support continues to be available even when it is not face-to-face. There is an ...
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