Monthly Archives: December 2012

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth.  Alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death among 12 to 20-year-olds (unintentional injury, homicide, and suicide).  Research shows that those who start drinking before age 15

A Note from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA):

Disaster Distress Helpline Offers Immediate Crisis Counseling Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. The recent shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, continues to bring out strong emotions across the Nation. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990,

New Study: Wisconsin Youth Smoking Drops Dramatically

Public health advocates in Oneida County have a reason to celebrate.  This month, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a report showing that fewer Wisconsin kids are smoking than ever before. The 2012 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) reports

Don’t Forget to Add Your ‘Green’ This Holiday

The holidays are in full swing this year, bringing a lot of opportunities for family and friend get togethers. Many people worry about how the holidays will add to their waistline after all the fine dining. Research has shown that

Tips on Handling Holiday Stress

  “Don’t worry…be happy”—What is the matter, you don’t feel like singing that tune this holiday season?  You are in good company, according to a 2011 survey done by the American Psychological Association (APA).  Most people are worried about additional

December is “Safe Toys and Gifts Month”

Buy age-appropriate toys. Look for toys and other gifts that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) safety standards. Review warnings on the toy’s box. Avoiding shooting toys that have pieces that shoot or fly off. Remember that BB

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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.