Month: August 2017

Overdose Day 2017 #OverdoseAware2017

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. It is also a time to remember our loved ones who lost their battle to addiction. The world is battling a horrible epidemic of addiction. Locally, here in Pittsburgh we are loosing so many loved ones to this disease. Today, International Overdose Day is about remember those we have lost and fighting the stigma of addiction. I believe with all of my heart that if we can stop stigmatizing addiction and mental illness we can make the world a better...

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A Time To Remember, A Time To Act

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. It is a time to remember the loved ones that we have lost. But, it is also a time to act. We are living through an epidemic that is taking so many loved ones from us. People are busy stigmatizing addiction instead of trying to help. We must do more and rethink how we are addressing drug addiction and abuse. We know that overprescribing of opioids was a key indicator of this epidemic that we are in. We also know how addictive substances affects the brain and change a person to do...

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Overdose Awareness Day Events

International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31st. Below are some of the events that I know of in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. If you have others that you would like to add please send them to me with an image, time, location and link. I will try to add them. An inspired idea International Overdose Awareness Day originated in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. More than a decade on, what began as an event in the back yard of a suburban crisis centre in Melbourne has evolved into International Overdose Awareness Day with a commitment to raising awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is...

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Where Have I Been? #Depression

I’ve been silent for a while. Today I would like to talk about my absence in live videos, depression, bullying and Overdose Awareness Day. – Where Have I Been? – Depression – Bullying – International Overdose Awareness Day Working on a post with events for International Overdose Awareness Day which is August 31st which will be published at SunflowerEffect.org #BeLivers  ...

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