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The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team focuses on ways to strengthen our community’s emotional health and ability to handle challenges related to mental health concerns and substance misuse.
In February, we are focusing on the importance of physical and mental health.
Physical and mental health are equally important; balance can be achieved. Let’s take care of ourselves and loved ones by raising awareness and increasing our education about our overall health. Take a class and learn what to do if someone is at any stage of needing help. Reach out, talk with others, and listen; connect them with resources. Explore our calendar of suggestions and reach out to the prevention team for more information about the activities suggested.
- REVIVE! opioid overdose reversal training
- Sign up for a virtual Mental Health First Aid (contact us about personalized training sessions).
- Take a virtual QPR class to learn how you can help prevent suicide.
- Inova Reality Check program for new drivers.
- Track healthy habits, create a health routine, start a sleep diary, track your mood and more with the myStrength app (Click on ‘Sign Up’, and enter access code ‘CSBCommunity’).
- Watch the Safe Space to Dig Deep series of community discussion panels:
- Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community.
- Recognizing and Responding to Trauma and Stress During COVID-19 and Racial Crisis.
- Adult Mental Health, Civic Engagement and Voting.
- Youth Mental Health, Child Welfare, Education and the Juvenile Justice System
- Engagement with Professionals in Mental Health, Medical Services and Law Enforcement
- Learn about the Fairfax Prevention Coalition.
- Find out about the Lock & Talk initiative.
- Find out what eating disorders are, where to begin if you have an eating disorder (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/where-do-i-start-0) or how to help someone with an eating disorder (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/how-do-i-help).
- Download an eating disorder awareness toolkit that's great for parents, educators, coaches and more: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/toolkits.
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