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HOLD OUT THE LIFELINE:
A MISSION TO FAMILIES
"Each One Can Reach One"
NATIONAL TAKE BACK Rx DAY
Drug overdoses in South Carolina continues to rise each year. According to SC DHEC, from 2020 to 2021, the total number of drug overdose deaths in South Carolina increased by more than 430 individuals, from 1,734 deaths to 2,168: an increase of more than 25%.
About the DEA National Rx Take Back Program
Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack, we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.
Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.
When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders can even save lives.
How Do I Get Trained?
Host a training near you today, or contact Tori West Oluseyi to learn more.
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