‘Let’s Talk’ – a Valuable Toolkit for Middle and High School Families
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‘Let’s Talk’ – a Valuable Toolkit for Middle and High School Families

Program boosts awareness of underage substance use and mental health issues The third annual issue of Let’s Talk booklet has been distributed to 5,000 Marin County families of this fall’s sixth- and ninth-grade students at local public and private schools. This resource educates parents on how to practice positive ways to communicate, listen and connect…

The Fentanyl Crisis in Marin County: A Student Call to Action / Template Letter to Parents
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The Fentanyl Crisis in Marin County: A Student Call to Action / Template Letter to Parents

A group of Marin County High School student journalists gave a compelling presentation and an urgent call to action at our January School Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP) about the Fentanyl crisis in Marin County. We are losing young people to tragic overdoses, and hosted a Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 29 to hear from directly…

One Pill Can Kill: Addiction, Loss, and Fentanyl
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One Pill Can Kill: Addiction, Loss, and Fentanyl

The epidemic unknowingly threatening Marin’s most vulnerable teens by Taylor Elliott and Keely Ganong / Redwood Bark “We were walking out the door when Trevor’s best friend knocked and said, ‘Gosh Michelle, I’m so sorry.’ I said, ‘What?’ He showed me his phone. It was a picture from Snapchat,” Michelle Leopold, whose son overdosed from…

In Crisis? Text MARIN to 741741
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In Crisis? Text MARIN to 741741

To help address a growing mental health need, County of Marin is now offering our youth another means of support through a co-branded text line – Text MARIN to 741741. The Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7, confidential crisis counseling via text and is a great place to turn when experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use, suicidal…

Social Host Ordinances Hold You Responsible… Whether You Are Home Or Not
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Social Host Ordinances Hold You Responsible… Whether You Are Home Or Not

This article was written on February 7, 2019 by MHYP who gave permission to reprint here. Just as several hundred Drake High School students headed to their annual Winter Formal dance on January 25, 2019, some students sought an alternate entertainment option — a house party. Widely publicized on social media, the teen party was…

School Communication Toolkit

School Communication Toolkit

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide schools K – 12 with communication to send out to parents and faculty about subjects related to substance use including root causes and protective factors. The School Communication Toolkit is a compilation of resources including letters, facts, and data for schools to use and customize for your…

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