Parents are the Key to Poison Prevention

Parents are the Key to Poison Prevention Marijuana Poisoning in Children Exerpt:  Whitney Pennington, Education and Communications Specialist, Washington Poison Center When most people think of the Washington Poison Center, they do not immediately think of alcohol and drug prevention but associate us with Mr. Yuk and childhood poison prevention.  In fact, whenever we are part […]

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October 29, 2018

Take a Break from Gambling

Take a Break from Gambling Problem Gambling Awareness Day, Sat. Sept 29 On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann took his own life. He left behind a family full of grief, sadness, and many questions. His sister, Ronda Hatefi, became increasingly bothered by something Bobby had said in the note he left behind. He wrote […]

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October 29, 2018

Suicide Safer Communities Are NOT a Moral Failing

Suicide Safer Communities Are NOT a Moral Failing Mental Health, Suicide and Depression  Crisis Resources Tillamook Family Counseling Center (24 Hours) (503) 842-8201 OR (800) 962-2851 Oregon Lines for Life (877) 273-8255 Nacional para la Prevención de Suicidio (888) 628-9454 (servicio en español) 44,965 people died of suicide in 2017, more than car accidents, prostate […]

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October 29, 2018

The Gift of Resiliency: Protecting a Growing Brain

The Gift of Resiliency Protecting a Growing Brain What does it take to build resiliency in ourselves?   What is resiliency?  The official definition is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds–trauma, tragedy, personal crises, plain ole life problems–and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful. It’s important because this is what we need […]

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October 29, 2018

Gift of Positive

Gift of Positive Positive Social Norming The Science of the Positive is the study of how positive factors impact culture and experience. It focuses on how to measure and grow the positive, and has been applied over decades with agencies, communities, and businesses. It is based on the core assumption that the positive is real […]

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October 29, 2018

Silver Bullet vs Silver Buckshot in Prevention

One size fits all the tag says.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Just say no to drugs!  DON’T EAT GLUTEN.  This is the diet to end all diets.  People today are no longer satisfied with a one-size fits all approach. They are increasingly seeking provider partnerships, interactive technology, and online healthcare information […]

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Childern at Play: Thanks for Not Smoking

“Thank you for not smoking,” is a common and courteous thing to ask of a smoker.  In fact, the majority of smokers are very conscientious of their second hand smoke (SHS) and no ask is needed.  They walk down the block, out of the wind, and often waiting to get home.  They smoke in designated […]

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