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Suicide Prevention Week

This week, September 6th through 12th, is Suicide Prevention Week, and tomorrow Thursday, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This year, the focus of the week is on the intersection of suicide prevention, alcohol and drug use, and efforts that foster resilience and recovery.

At www.eachmindmatters.org/SPW2020/ you can find tools, posters, social media posts, Zoom backgrounds, articles, activities, and more to help your organization with Suicide Prevention Week planning and implementation.

 

 

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International Overdose Awareness Day in San Diego

On Monday, August 31, we commemorated 645 lives who died by accidental overdose in San Diego County last year. For International Overdose Awareness Day, a variety of County and other officials shared how these deaths did not need to happen and no one else has to die. These speakers, including a mother who lost her son to an overdose, spoke in front of the lawn of 645 placards.

Though International Overdose Awareness Day is over, there are ways you can help. If you or someone you know needs help, they can call the County’s Access and Crisis line at 888-724-7240 or call 2-1-1 San Diego to receive information on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment options available throughout the County. You can safely dispose of expired, unused, or unneeded prescription medications by taking them to a Take Back Day or to community safe disposal locations that are open daily. Visit the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF) website for information on disposal locations available throughout the County - Link to PDATF website. Additionally, we encourage you to view the San Diego Opioid Project here to learn more - link to San Diego Opioid Project. 

Quote of the Week

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Highlights of the Week

Need a little break? Did you know there are live animal webcams that stream from places like the San Diego Zoo, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

Check out these links to find the different animal cams:

San Diego Zoo - https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Smithsonian’s National Zoo - https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium - https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Right now, there is a 7-day old Giant Panda cub and 4-month-old Cheetah cubs at the National Zoo. Another favorite live cam is the Ape cam from the San Diego Zoo.

Happy Friday!

 

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