Communities That Care (CTC) coalitions help prevent youth substance use, depression, and more. They use surveys of local students to get a realistic picture of what our young people are dealing with. Professionals, parents, youth, and other community members pool their skills to create safer, healthier communities. They put programs and activities in place that are proven to help teens have better outcomes.
Over time, CTC can result in stable families, improved local workforce, and less strain on taxpayer-funded agencies like law enforcement and EMS.
Dial Help coordinates the UPSPC, an affiliation of professionals in the Upper Peninsula working in the suicide prevention field. The coalition is free to join (just email email@example.com), and all members receive a quarterly newsletter that includes local resources and campaigns, state and national suicide prevention updates, and more.
Dial Help is part of the Beyond the Save (BtS) consortium, which is geared toward professionals in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) field, including first responders, law enforcement, and treatment providers. BtS provides information/resources to address opioid misuse in the UP.
Narcan (also known as Naloxone) is a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug available as a nasal spray. Organizations can order Narcan to have on-hand or distribute through DHHS.