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Keep the holidays simple this year >
Have a less stressful holiday season with these tips.

Let's talk about the unspeakable:  Intimacy >
Learn about talking to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities about intimacy.​

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID HELPING COMMUNITIES RESPOND TO MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS​ >​
In-person training programs ​teach a five-step action plan to help the adult or youth in crisis connect with professionals, peers, social and self-help care.

Community Resource Highlight >
Kim T. Roe talks about her personal experiences and programs that help her.

Bullying and Youth with disabilities and special health needs >
Tips on how to create a safe environment for youth with disablities and special health needs and how to identify and prevent bullying.

Are you a veteran? >
Programs available to veterans in need.

Utilizing Supported Employment Services and Achieving Success >
A success story from an individual who was able to benefit from programs.


CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING: A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT​ >​
The training is designed to educate law enforcement and other first responders about mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use/addiction.​

THE BONNIE SCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND​ >​
This scholarship fund will allow consumers to attend behavioral health educational trainings and conferences by covering the registration fees.

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Joy P​rom >
A unique prom offered to individuals of all ages with special needs.

​More The Same Than Different​ >​
Paid supports enhance opportunities for Eric, a young man born with Downs syndrome. 

Why Does Recovery Often Seem so Difficult​ >​​
While substance use recovery may be wanted badly, subconsciously the idea of recovery can be terrifying and debilitating.


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)​ >​
Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.