Northeast Guidance Center and Community Network Services is cohosting the annual community Anti-Stigma Forum on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at The Salvation Army, 3000 Conner Avenue, Detroit from 5-7:30 p.m. This year’s topic for discussion is OPIATES: Wonder Drugs in the Wonder Years. Speakers will discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents, share personal experiences and bring awareness to the national epidemic and ways Michigan is working to reduce overdoses, addiction and deaths. The Anti-Stigma Forum is held during Mental Health Awareness Month and focuses on issues of mental health and the associated stigma. Audiences invited to attend this free event include parents, grandparents, educators, social workers, high school students, youth groups, church members, pastors, law enforcement, first responders and others who need to know about opioids and why the epidemic is spreading so rapidly in SE Michigan.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ken Daniels, play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, who lost his son Jamie to a drug overdose in 2016 at age 23. Daniels presents a strong and powerful message to the community, especially student athletes and parents, about the ever growing opioid crisis – an epidemic which claims 142 lives daily and more than 64,000 in 2016 across America.
Educational Objectives: Understanding pain and prescription drugs. How does untreated depression contribute to the opioid epidemic? How can the community help the children & adolescents of Generation Z? RSVP to email@example.com or call 313.308.1416 by April 30th to reserve your seat.
NOTE: Professionals eligible for CEUs may complete the Prescription Drug Use & Opioid Epidemic online training to receive 0.5 hours at DWMHA Training.
To find treatment resources, call the SAMHSA National Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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