Mental Health, Mental Illness, on Block Island

bringing services and support for those who are ill and education for mental health to all on Block Island


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Dance Party

Wellness had a dance party.

Were you there? Tell us about it!danceparty

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April Vacation 1

So day one was a success,  13 children attended the first session and 7 in the afternoon.  There were 4 kids from the mainland.

Thank Jill, Kathy and Missy who chaperoned and tie-dyed

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Cannabise Use and Psychosis

An article here on research regarding the link between cannabis use and psychosis. It is from a group of scientists working in UK who say that cannabis use can lead to psychosis in certain people. the risk may be greater if use begins early, during adolescence. It may not be a risk to other people, but it needs to be taken seriously.

More research is needed to clarify strength and vulnerability factors in individuals, but that there is a link for some, and a loss of life potential, is already clear.

[This study is from the Guardian and reflects UK statistics, but recognizes trends elsewhere. Far more teenagers seek treatment in the UK for cannabis use than for any other drug including alcohol.]


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Appointments

Wellness is delighted to announce that we had really good candidates for the post of Activities Coordinator. Every one of them would have been a plus for the coalition. We had to choose, and Jill did sums with the budget, and so we have not just one new person, but two.

Melissa Conant, Missy, will be the Activities Coordinator. You will soon

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Missy Conant

hear from her. She will work with Jill, our Coordinator of all the Wellness Coalition plans, as needed.

Kathy Mulshine will be the Wellness Aide, who will assist them both with planning and organizing, and also with the networking and coalition building needed for co-operation with key stakeholders in the community.

We are really looking forward to this.KathyMulshine

While we broaden the Coalition, we are now able to engage more with others on island that we have already worked with and co-operate to fill gaps in what is provided. Do make contact if you have ideas for our working together.

 

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