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Preventing Suicide through Follow-up
Contact Community Services is one of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline centers offering suicide crisis follow-up through a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Follow-up after a suicide crisis can prevent another attempt. Read about follow up in SAMHSA News. Preventing Suicide through Follow-up
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TeleCare Connects Elderly, Isolated with a Friendly Voice
In Good Health article, March 2014

Ask About a Daily Call from Telecare We will call you, telecare

If you or someone you know lives alone, consider a daily call from TeleCare. It provides peace of mind, medication reminders and connection. Click here to download a poster (PDF) for your office or building. Or contact us for more information or printed posters: (315) 251-1400, x 110 or .

Did you know that not using pot is the norm?
Typical teen

With the public’s increasing acceptance of medical and recreational marijuana use, teens may think that most other teens are using pot. However, Contact and the Prevention Network are reminding local students that marijuana use is not the norm in our schools.
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Four things to know about suicide Click to read more
4 Things to know about suicide (1) A suicide occurs every 14.2 minutes in the United States. (2) While suicidal people often have mental illness, a person who considers suicide is not always mentally ill. A job loss, trauma, break-up or death of a loved one can lead anyone to thoughts of suicide. (3) Some people believe asking a vulnerable person if he or she is considering suicide increases the danger of self-harm. Just the opposite is true. Asking the question opens up communication and lowers anxiety and the risk of an impulsive act.
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Contact February Newsletter Click to read more
Contact Community Services Newsletter focuses on trainings.
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  1. Mental Health First Aid Training
  2. Suicide Prevention:
    QPR, safeTALK, ASIST
  3. Regular Monthly Workshops:
    Children 1st, Anger Management

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New from SAMHSA: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT ChildrenClick to read more

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children was developed to help practitioners in a wide range of settings understand the critical role of family acceptance in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
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Words to Inspire Click to read more
Words To Inspire "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
—Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."
—Carl Reiner

10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues Click to read more
10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
The long winter takes its toll on many people, emotionally and physically. This article from offers advice that will help you find your own early spring.
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