Purdue Extension offers the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program, a course to educate individuals about how to support and guide someone developing a mental health issue or experiencing a mental health crisis. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid helps participants feel confident providing assistance and support to someone in distress.
Purdue Extension is a partner of the “Know the O Facts” campaign created by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction. This campaign aims to educate about opioids and opioid use disorder, while helping to reduce the stigma associated with seeking resources and treatment for substance use disorders.Visit Site
Purdue Extension offers the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 in multiple locations throughout the state. The program consists of 7, 2-hour sessions held over a 7 week period. This evidence-based parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum is proven to:
Of 6,000 programs analyzed for long-term effects on substance use/misuse, Strengthening Families ranks #1 with the World Health Organization.Learn More
This publication will help you learn more about the risks of prescription medications if they are not used as prescribed by a healthcare professional, including possible prescription drug overdose. This applies to medications we use ourselves and those we give to our loved ones.
Purdue Extension, in partnership with the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, hosts a quarterly webinar series title Combating Opioids. This webinar series is free and open to all to participate, including community members, community-based organizations, coalitions, healthcare professionals, Extension professionals, and businesses.
The series aims to share information and best practices to prevent opioid misuse and abuse, increase professional capacity to engage in health leadership, and increase health literacy of opioid misuse and abuse.
Please join us for future webinars and discussion. Additional information available to you regarding archived webinars include the ability to view recordings, access presentation slides and handouts, and learn more about the presenters.Webinar Series
This work is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant opportunity #: USDA-NIFA-RHSE-006360)
Purdue Extension is dedicated to uniting all of its program areas to be a proactive, preventive, and positive force to tackle this issue in partnership with local communities.