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Free Naloxone at the Spanish Fork Library The Spanish Fork Library offers more than good books and free Wi-Fi. As of March, the library is also offering free naloxone. A few years ago, in conjunction with Spanish Fork City’s Active and Healthy initiative, the Spanish Fork Library began offering free gun locks to help prevent death by suicide. In addition to these kinds of efforts, … Continue reading

So, You’re Thinking About Therapy

Here’s what to expect. One of the most difficult parts of going to therapy can be calling and making an appointment in the first place. We’ve come a long way in reducing stigma, but there are still so many unknowns. What will people think? What is it going to be like? Am I going to be respected and validated? Is my experience “bad” enough to … Continue reading So, You’re Thinking About Therapy

Five Love Languages for Children

Expressing love to children is critical to their healthy development and can help youth feel bonded to the adults in their lives. Children who are bonded to healthy adults are less likely to try risky behaviors, such as misusing substances. Make sure your child gets them message that you love them by using their love language to express love. Take the Quiz Want to speak … Continue reading Five Love Languages for Children

SafeUT app: It’s not just for suicide prevention!

Kids today deal with so much. How can they cope with everything with which they are confronted? There are options. A great tool that was created for youth today is the SafeUT app. This app is available 24/7, it’s 100% confidential and always free. Most people think of it in connection with suicide prevention, but that’s definitely not it’s only purpose. This app was designed … Continue reading SafeUT app: It’s not just for suicide prevention!

How to Do Yoga for Stress Management

When life gets stressful self-care can get pushed to the back burner. However, the less we care for ourselves, the less we’ll have to give. Yoga for stress management is a simple and free way to manage stress that anyone can do. It can be as simple as breathing exercises all the way up to complicated, challenging poses. What’s important is to connect your mind … Continue reading How to Do Yoga for Stress Management

You Can Break Down Stigma

People with medical conditions need a supportive network to help them recover. Substance use disorder is just as much a valid condition as someone who is recovering from cancer. Any chronic medical condition requires support from a recovery community. Unfortunately, not all health conditions receive the same level of support. People with a substance use disorder can experience social isolation, stigma, and shaming, all of … Continue reading You Can Break Down Stigma

FREE Mental Health Classes Available Now

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. Check out the FREE mental health classes Nami is offering. Learn more about improving your mental health. NAMI Utah County FREE Programs Connections Support Group – Twice monthly for individuals … Continue reading FREE Mental Health Classes Available Now

Easy Steps for Tough Conversations with Kids

Starting a conversation about drugs with children can be difficult and awkward. However, communication between parents and children about this difficult topic is one of the most important protective and preventative factors. Below, we have a few easy steps for tough conversations with kids to get you started. It may seem early, but starting these conversations with elementary school children is appropriate. Youth can experiment … Continue reading Easy Steps for Tough Conversations with Kids

Protect Your Teen’s Mental Health

Teens today face a lot of challenges. When teens are struggling, they are more likely to make poor choices that will affect their future negatively. This can include misusing drugs and alcohol. On the other hand, when a teen feels good, they thrive! As parent’s, grandparents, teachers and mentors, you can do a lot to help protect your teen’s mental health against some of those … Continue reading Protect Your Teen’s Mental Health

Managing Difficult Emotions with the Four A’s

Managing difficult emotions can be challenging. When you become overwhelmed by sadness, worry, or anger, there are some things you can do to help you get through that moment. One strategy is called the Four A’s. This simple tool can help in many different situations. Managing Difficult Emotions with the Four A’s Lynda Silva, Ph.D. Awareness Try to notice the emotion when it is just … Continue reading Managing Difficult Emotions with the Four A’s