Ending African-American Deaths from Despair – Virtual Conference June 5th, June 8th-12th

Safe Communities and the African American Opioid Coalition (AAOC) have partnered up to bring a FREE ONE WEEK WEBINAR SERIES: Ending African-American Deaths from Despair sponsored by Minority [...]

Dane County experiencing increase in medical emergencies for alcohol overconsumption, substance abuse

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County is seeing a significant increase in the number of medical emergencies related to alcohol overconsumption and substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, a release [...]

Stressful times may increase suicides

Many suicides are preventable: Now is the time to learn how  Read More: april-28-news-release-stressful-times-may-increase-suicides  

People reaching out for help via hotline is increasing

MADISON, Wis.– Coaches say they’re optimistic that they’re helping people navigate the hardships of the pandemic. Safe Communities recovery coach supervisor Kristina Vaccaro said she [...]

New Helpline Reduces Stress-related Alcohol and Drug Use During Coronavirus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Cheryl Wittke, Executive Director Safe Communities (608) 256-6713   New Alcohol and Drug Use Helpline from Safe Communities   Safe Communities 24-7 [...]

Heroin addicts talk of life with demons, monsters

Heroin addicts talk of life with demons, monsters By Kevin Passon kpasson@hngnews.com Sep 20, 2018 Jewel Adams knows what it’s like to be in the grips of a monster. “The disease of addiction is [...]

Editorial: Faces of suicide

For as much as we walk about suicide – for as much as we talk about talking about suicide – nothing seems as effective in generating discussion of this crisis as seeing the human face of suicide. [...]

Suicide survivors ask others to talk about the topic to remove stigma

After two high profile suicides, those who had loved ones who have killed themselves are urging everyone to have the conversation about the issue in an effort to get rid of the stigma surrounding [...]

Town Hall Tonight Will Address Surging Opioid Crisis in Black Community

You may not know it from the news, but African Americans are getting hit very hard by the American opioid epidemic. For example, among African Americans in urban counties, deaths sharply rose by [...]

Surgeon General recommends expanding naloxone access

The surgeon general announced Thursday that he encourages people to carry a drug that revives victims of overdoses. Dr. Jerome Adams made a statement today saying family members of those at risk [...]

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