Substance Use Prevention and Mental Health Promotion – Coalitions Working at the Intersect
Conversations with young people reveal that their concerns are not necessarily about drugs and drug use – instead they often identify stress and mental health issues as primary issues in their lives. In their perspective, drug use is a result or reaction to the stressor in their lives. This workshop will explore the intersection of mental health and substance use by exploring the shared risk and protective factors for substance use and mental illness. We will discuss steps coalitions can take throughout the Strategic Framework to understand the relationship - for youth – between substance use and mental health, and to identify strategies to address these co-occurring issues.
1. Describe the shared risk and protective factors for substance use and mental illness 2. Engage coalition members and youth in discussions about what the intersection looks like in their community 3. Identify steps to learn more about prevention strategies addressing these co-occurring issues.
Dave Shavel Trainer / Consultant CADCA
Dorothy Chaney Trainer / Consultant CADCA