Prevention Spotlight: Worried About Your Friend?

| January 6, 2020

(Editor’s note: The Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth is launching a new Prevention Spotlight featuring stories and information that raises awareness, support and prevention strategies for our community such as youth resiliency, child abuse prevention, and substance use prevention and intervention in Coconino County. We welcome our non-profit partners and members to share their good work and resources by inviting contribution to our regular Prevention Spotlight. Please submit your columns and information (400-word limit) to frank@coconinokids.org. The following is an example.)

By Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

If you’ve noticed someone in your life showing signs of a mental or substance use disorder, the first thing you should do is talk to them. It’s not an easy conversation, but it could be exactly the encouragement they need to seek help.

By using one of these conversation starters, you can open the door to a judgment-free zone where they’ll feel valued, supported, and listened to.

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