If you think FASD doesn’t affect you and your family, Deb Evensen wants you to think again. Evensen has been educating Alaskans about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for more than 30 years. She works with school districts and organizations across Alaska and the U.S. to address the issue. In this video, she explains the five things everyone should know about FASD.
Did you know peer involvement will stop a bully’s behavior within 9 seconds? This 4:11 video demonstrates bullying scenarios, emphasizes that bullying and/or harassment are not normal developmental hurtles and encourages peer intervention and positive peer interaction.
Recognize that a victim of bullying could be closer than you think. This PSA demonstrates cyber bullying and the ways it impacts people and the simple way reaching out makes all the difference.
This video has been developed as part of collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services. The video is designed to help schools, parents, and others who interact with kids understand the differences between harassment and bullying, and their legal obligations with respect to both.
Plastic straws are not the only danger to the ocean. Cigarette butts litter coastlines and oceans, adding more garbage and dangerous chemicals that further endanger wildlife. This video also explains the studies on why smokers continue to flick their cigarette butts and the terrifying extent of the damage this causes our earth.
In this series, Bob provides a synopsis of what his “Craving and Relapse” video is all about: helping alcoholics and drug addicts identify their set-up behaviors and trigger events so they can avoid entering the craving cycle so often.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Isaac’s Story is a wonderful jumping-off point for conversations about the power of friendship, the pain of stigma, and the importance of paying attention to and encouraging all youth who are wounded somehow to find their strength, rely on friends, family and helpers, hang on to their dreams, and to live a life with joy and meaning. Please use the film, book, and resource materials and be the difference in a child’s life. The best hope of a youth or an adult to recover from mental illness is to be loved and cared for by others. Do not hesitate to contact DMH or any of the resources listed if you know someone who may need help.
This NIDA informational video explains the symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to use Noloxone in emergency situations. Also explained in this video are the ways in which opioids impact each of your biological systems and why they should be avoided at all costs.
“When it comes to fetal alcohol there are only victims, never perpetrators.” – Morgan Fawcett. In this video Morgan, a young man living with FASD advocates for awareness and compassion for all who are impacted by how by FASD. Additionally he gives an in depth description of what living with FASD entails and the ways in which he succeeds as well as struggles daily.
“You affect other people, even if you don’t think you do. People notice your actions, you have influence. You have the power to strengthen your nation. Think about it, what someone sees you do can change their life. That one choice you make strengthens you, strengthens others, and strengthens your nation.”
Cheske Spencer and others share their stories of how they strengthen their nation. “You can choose to walk the right path and when you do you strengthen yourself, you strengthen other people, and you’re not alone. Be strong, be confident, because we’re walking the path with you and together we can strengthen our nation.”
This PSA focuses on the real legal risks of social hosting, even when parents and caretakers think they have the best intentions and most thorough plans, social hosting is just illegal.
The Mental Health Channel is a new online network that’s changing the conversation on mental health through inspiring true stories. Watch our first episodes, then check back weekly or get reminders as new episodes launch!
Mind Your Meds
This PSA portrays an adult opening a bathroom cabinet for medication. When the mirrored door closes, the reflection is that of a teenager, the implicit message being, “mind your meds.”
A series of parents who know the challenges of addiction as well as the struggles and power of recovery speak about their story. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you are not alone. Share your story and hear from others with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Stories of Hope at http://www.drugfree.org/stories-of-hope/.
America’s broadcasters have launched a new campaign to eradicate the stigma of mental illness. Join the conversation and support America’s youth at OK2TALK.org.
Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history.
The “Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking” is public awareness campaign developed by Drug-Free Action Alliance to educate parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties and to increase awareness of and compliance with the Underage Drinking Laws.
“Prescription for Addiction” is a short video highlighting the prescription drug epidemic. Sponsored by the Idaho Office of Drug Policy, it features Idaho’s Governor Butch Otter, the Administrator of ODP Elisha Figueroa, a mother who lost her son to prescription drugs and a successfully recovered youth.
A motocross racer, a stock car driver, a bull rider, and other Idahoans share their personal stories with tobacco and experiences with people who smoke. Along with Project Filter, they encourage people to seek help and quit tobacco.
Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization formed in Newtown, CT, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The organization aims to stop gun violence and emphasizes knowing the signs that can lead to violence. Video by Sandy Hook Promise. This powerful PSA demonstrates how easy it may be to miss the signs leading up to a school shooting, and show how important it is to pay attention to all students.
Features inspiring stories from three people who survived an attempted suicide. Told through their voices and those of their families, the stories recount their journeys from the suicide attempt to a life of hope and recovery. Includes a video guide.
Learn the signs of a violent relationship. 1 in 10 teens has been physically hurt by a boyfriend or a girlfriend. There are people to talk to and ways to get help.
Keeping kids safe from underage use of alcohol and misuse of prescription medications is a concern for many parents. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children early on and frequently in this public service announcement from SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.”® parent-focused national media campaign. For more information about talking with your kids about underage use of alcohol and other drugs, visit underagedrinking.samhsa.gov.
“The Environmental Impact of Cigarette Butts” shows a young girl who is presenting to her class in school about what she learned over the summer and how toxic cigarette butts pollute our environment. In her presentation, she shares many facts about how cigarette butts harm the world we live in, cost us millions to clean up and don’t biodegrade. Whether you smoke or not, we all pay the price of tobacco.
WE SHALL REMAIN was created to address the effects of historical trauma in our tribal communities. Many times, these untended wounds are at the core of much of the self-inflicted pain experienced in Native America. Much like fire, this pain can either be devastatingly destructive or wisely harnessed to become fuel that helps us to rise up and move forward in life with joy, purpose and dignity.