Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Awareness

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Past Projects of the

Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Awareness

Task Force:

*Helped plan the 2019 Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk at Grosse Pointe North High School.  The Coalition helped raise money for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's many resources available to our community. May 2019.

*Participated in the National Drug Take Back Days in April, 2019 (site at Grosse Pointe Central Library) and October 2019 (sites at Grosse Pointe Central Library and Grace Community Church).

*Promote MyStrength App throughout the community.

*Worked with a group of students at GP North/GP South High School's Exploring Global Issues Class to teach the students how to present the dangers of vaping with power point presentations to the students at Parcells Middle School. January 2019.

*Coordinated Narcan Training for Grosse Pointe School Staff and Coalition and Community Members. August 2019.

*Developed "Mind Matters" program with mental health resources including adult coloring pages, mindfulness, essential oils, therapy dogs, etc. for lunchtime enrichment at our high schools. 2019-20 School Year.

*Collaborated with Kevin's Song and The Family Center of Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods to plan "Parent to Parent Support Groups" to give parents information on teen mental health and an opportunity for open dialogue with other parents. 2019-2020.

*Coordinated a meeting with Representative Joe Tate, local law enforcement and GP School administrative staff to discuss the Michigan Law on Vaping.  Subsequent meetings we scheduled with school administrative staff and law enforcement helped strengthen the school policy for vaping. December 2019.

*Planned a Town Hall on the Dangers of Vaping in January, 2020.  On the panel was Daniel Ament, GP North Student who received the double lung transpalnt, Dr. Hassan W.  Ament, Daniel's Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Ament’s mother, Tammy Ament; Dr. Leslie H. Lundahl, clinical psychologist and faculty member in the substance abuse research division within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine; North Principal Kate Murray; South Principal Moussa Hamka; Detective Ryan Schroerlucke, Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety and president of the Grosse Pointe Fraternal Order of Police; North students Jakoby Bush and Grace Haynes; and South students Evelyn Kuhnlein, Keely Messacar and Alice Scott.

*Purchased acrylic sign holders for all the bathroom stalls at GP North and GP South High School to display flyers on dangers of drugs/vaping and to provide information about mental health resources. January 2020.

*Compiled the list of vaping addiction resources for teens who want to quit vaping. 2020.










*Worked with GP North High and GP South High School Students to make flyers about the dangers of vaping.  The Coalition Members chose their favorite flyers and the students received gift cards. February 2020.

*Purchased "Parents Who Host Lost the Most" materials and informed our community about the dangers of underage drinking. Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

*Made a flyer to remind parents to keep drugs/vitamins out of the reach of children. April 2020.


*Coordinated  virtual QPR Suicide Prevention Training with DWIHN staff for our community in July 2020.  25 community members attended.

*Coordinated virtual narcan training with DWIHN for our community in August 2020. 45 community members received the training and narcan kits.

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Grosse Pointe, MI 48230