‘Rethink the Drink’

Author: Janeane Krongos, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Did you know that excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of death in Oregon? According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading cause of death among Oregonians. To address this concern, the OHA launched a campaign called ‘Rethink the Drink’. The […]

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October 27, 2022

Having Conversations with a Friend is Suicide Prevention

Author: Janeane Krongos Tillamook Family Counseling Center A friend has the ability to notice when their friends change. Sometimes the changes that they notice are positive changes (improved mood, improved health, improved relationship, adoption of positive hobby, improved self-esteem, or improved living situation), while other times the changes that they notice are a sign that […]

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September 19, 2022

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Author: Janeane Krongos The month of September is known as suicide prevention month. Throughout this month-long observance, health professionals, community partners, and community members come together to share suicide prevention information, support local suicide prevention efforts, support mental health treatment, and promote good mental health. Each year, lives are lost due to suicide. In Oregon, […]

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September 15, 2022

Local Suicide Prevention Coalition Spotlight

Author: Dana Reynolds and Janeane Krongos Tillamook County Suicide Prevention Coalition is an emerging coalition. Dana Reynolds and Janeane Krongos, two members of the coalition shared this information about this coalition. Can you tell me about the coalition? The Tillamook County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a group of Tillamook County residents who are concerned about […]

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September 15, 2022

What is 988?

Author: Dana Reynolds On July 16, 2022, the national behavioral health crisis response system called 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline was launched. 988 is a free, confidential service anyone, including youth, may call, text, or chat with online when experiencing suicidal thoughts or self-harm, a substance use crisis, or any other kind of behavioral health […]

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September 15, 2022

Conversations as a Prevention Strategy

Author: Janeane Krongos, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Parents can play a big role in the prevention of underage substance use and gambling. Continue reading to get answers to common questions that many parents have on this subject. Why are these conversations important? Many children have questions about substances and gambling. Parents are the best people […]

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August 1, 2022

Safe Medication Practices

Author: Janeane Krongos, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Many people will take prescription medications at some point. When used as prescribed, these medications can be beneficial, and can help treat medical conditions, maintain body functions, control pain, and treat infections. However, the same medications that are helpful can be dangerous when misused. Dangers of misuse include […]

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June 3, 2022

National Prevention Week

Author: Janeane Krongos, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Mark your calendars…this year’s National Prevention Week (NPW) is May 8th through May 14th. NPW is an annual public health observance supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). Throughout this weeklong public health observance, health professionals, schools staff, organizations, and community members come together to […]

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June 3, 2022

Connect Well for Mental Health

Author: Janeane Krongos, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Each year, people across the nation recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. This month-long health observance is a great time for community members focus on mental health. A few ways community members can observe Mental Health Awareness Month are learning about mental health topics, […]

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June 3, 2022

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Author: Janeane Krongos, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Each year, health professionals, social services entities, and community members participate in Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Throughout this nationwide public health observance participants raise awareness of problem gambling, promote problem gambling screenings, and raise awareness of problem gambling prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This year’s theme is […]

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March 23, 2022