Mental Health and Substance Use = Chicken or the Egg?

By: Julia Geigle, M.S.W., LICSW YSB Chemical Health Program Supervisor, Specialist D834 Mental Health Disorders (MD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD)…    are real are public health conditions affect anyone: regardless of age, race, IQ, religion, income...

National Prevention Week – May 13-19th

National Prevention Week in May By Julia Geigle, Chemical Health Specialist, MSW, LICSW With all the best intentions, our society tends to be more reactive than proactive in many areas – including behavioral health which encompasses both mental AND substance use...

Stick With Hope – Youth Led Mental Health Initiative

Article from MSSWA’s Liz Kruger Hommerding, MSW, LICSW Stick with Hope is a youth-led initiative to advocate for mental wellness among youth through notes of encouragement. Lee began the initiative in 2017 after seeing youth with mental health issues drop out of...

Top 10 Prom Safety Tips

By: Gina Johnson, B.S., YSB Chemical Health Prevention Specialist Prom is an exciting time for high schoolers and their parents!   Keep in mind however, many teens face choices beyond what flowers to buy and which shoes to wear.  To help you and your family...