Problem Identification and Referral Program (PIDR)
A program which focuses on youth in Lee County who have been identified as using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. This program screens risk taking behaviors and provides referrals to education based services. Referrals to clinical services are made as needed.
East Alabama Youth Advisory Board
A youth led advisory board comprised of 8th-12th grade students in Lee and Tallapoosa Counties. This group works to create positive and healthy environments in their communities while growing their public speaking, community engagement, and advocacy skills.
Available Youth Advisory Board Locations
Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at Family and Children's Services at 4:00pm.
Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at East Alabama Mental Health-Dadeville Center at 4:00pm
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A community led coalition which aims to create healthy and safe environments for children and adolescents living in Lee and Tallapoosa County. Meetings are held once a month where members discuss effective means of reducing adolescent drug or alcohol use as well as increasing community conversations around mental health and suicide.
Available Community Coalition Locations
Lee County Cares Coalition
Lee County Cares meets every 4th Tuesday of the month. Locations of meetings vary, please call Prevention Services for more information.
Tallapoosa County Cares Coalition
Tallapoosa County Cares meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:00am in Alexander City at The Tallapoosa County Courthouse Annex.
An additional meeting is held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm in Dadeville at our Dadeville Center.
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Mental Health First Aid USA
We offer Mental Health First Aid USA training for community members who are interested in learning about mental health and ways to assist someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge, crisis, or disorder.
If you are interested in attending a training please contact Prevention Services at 334-742-2112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia (National Council of Behavioral Health, 2015).
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care (National Council of Behavioral Health, 2015). For more information please contact Prevention Services at 334-742-2112