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It takes everyone in a community to keep it safe for our children and future generations to come.  Whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, college student, community member or even a youth, everyone has a critical role in creating a community that is safe, healthy, and drug-free.

We’d like to extend an invitation for you to join the WCPC as a volunteer, sponsor, and/or partner. Or, follow along with us on our journey!

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of substance misuse initiation among the youth in Weakley County.

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alcohol use

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What do researchers know about vaping? List of toxic chemicals and metals have all been found in e-cigarettes: Nicotine – a highly addictive substance that negatively affects adolescent brain developmentPropylene glycol – a common additive in food; also used to make things like antifreeze, paint solvent, and artificial smoke in fog machinesCarcinogens- chemicals known to cause cancer, including acetaldehyde and formaldehydeAcrolein – a herbicide primarily used to kill weeds, can cause irreversible lung damageDiacetyl – a chemical linked to a lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans aka "popcorn lung"Diethylene glycol – a toxic chemical used in antifreeze that is linked to lung diseaseHeavy metals such as nickel, tin, leadCadmium – a toxic metal found in traditional cigarettes that causes breathing problems and diseaseBenzene – a volatile organic compound (VOC) found in car exhaust.If you need assistance quitting call: 1-800-Quit-Now or text "Quit" to 615-795-0600 ... See MoreSee Less
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Help Them Stay ConnectedStudies indicate that helping someone at risk create a network of resources and individuals for support and safety can help them take positive action and reduce feelings of hopelessness.We might worry that saying the wrong thing will make it worse. So, we end up not saying anything – even though a few kind words can make the difference in connecting someone to help or supporting someone who experienced a suicide loss.It's time we shed a light on this leading cause of death.It's time we talk away the dark.The easiest way to let people know you're willing to talk about mental health is to be open about your own. Try to think of it in the same way you think about your physical health. Allow it to come up naturally in conversation in the same way.If you’ve seen a mental health professional in the past, when the subject comes up, you might say, in your own words:“I’ve had times in my life when I’ve struggled. I went to talk to someone, and it really helped me.”Trust your gut if you think someone’s having a hard time, and speak to them privately. Start with an expression of care, followed by an observation."I care about you and I've noticed you haven't been yourself lately. You seem more frustrated than you've been in a while, and I’m wondering how you're doing.”Normalize mental health by talking about it directly."I wonder if what's happening at work these days is stressing you out.""With everything that's going on in your family, I wonder if you're feeling overwhelmed.”#BeThe1To#BeThe1To is the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. The Lifeline network and its partners are working to change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, to actions that can promote healing, help and give hope. ... See MoreSee Less
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🚫 Myth Buster: Let's uncover the truth about marijuana and other drug use. Research shows that while many young people who use other drugs have tried marijuana first, it's not a guaranteed pathway. Knowledge is power, and we're here to break down the facts together. Swipe to#drugusefacts#preventchildhoodmarijuanauseoodMarijuanaUse ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent Newsletters

Check out our recent newsletters to stay in the know about all of Weakley County Prevention Coalition’s actions!

January Newsletter

WCPC went dashing through December with all of our prevention work!   WCPC prevention staff accomplished many goals. One of the coalition’s goals has been to have representatives from the faith-based sector be members of the coalition. Aimee met with a local...

December Newsletter

WCPC has been working hard to continue our prevention efforts during the month of November!   In November, our Martin Enrichment Academy youth coalition met to discuss prescription medicine safety and how to prevent abuse and overdoses. WCPC partnered with...

November Newsletter

WCPC had a very successful Red Ribbon Week 2020!   We provided PPE and coalition materials to all Weakley County School's students and teachers. We are proud to announce one of our very own youth coalition members Paige Mallon, who also stars in our new "5 Facts"...