Tobacco use in the miliary

While the overall smoking rate has declined, including a drop among youth to a record low of 6 percent, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Tobacco use disproportionately affects many populations—including people in low-income communities, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT individuals, members of the military and those with mental health conditions—who have a long and documented […]

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National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. To those in the healthcare community and countless mental health and substance abuse allies, suicide prevention is a year-round mission. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans and among the top five causes of death for those ages […]

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Meeting Reminder

*Reminder*  Coalition Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 12th, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Kanabec County Jail Training Room. Below you’ll find a link to the agenda and minutes from our August meeting.  Click here for SACK Meeting Agenda for September 12, 2017 Click here for the minutes from August 1, 2017 SACK Meeting […]

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Training Opportunities!

 43rd Annual Prevention Program Sharing Conference | October 19 – 20, 2017 | St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center | Hosted by Minnesota Prevention Resource Center Choose from over 25 break-out session workshops! Network with prevention professionals and community stakeholders from across Minnesota Connect with prevention-focused exhibitors Who should attend? Community Coalition Leaders, Prevention Specialist, Mental […]

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Local Onamia Man’s Accidental Opioid Overdose

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  Skylor Weyaus is 24 years old. Up until last week, he had his whole life ahead of him. Now, he is laying in a hospital bed in St. Cloud in a coma – a coma from which he will never awaken. Skylor loved basketball more than anything. “If he could have […]

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Labor Day DUI Enforcement

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety announced it will increase DWI enforcement between August 18th and September 3rd (Labor Day). More than 300 law enforcement agencies will be increasing officer presence and enforcement during this time as part of a broader effort to protect Minnesotans from drunk driving. In the last five years, […]

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