Many people in the community do not know me, so I would like to take a moment to introduce myself in this column. My name is Janeane Krongos, I work as a prevention coordinator at the Tillamook Family Counseling Center (TFCC). My roles at TFCC include: alcohol and other drug prevention education program coordinator, problem gambling prevention coordinator, suicide prevention coordinator, SOS Tillamook Facebook page administrator, and I assist with the Tillamook County portion of the Northwest Parenting Hub. If you have questions about the prevention program at TFCC please feel free to email me at Janeanek@tfcc.org.
Today I would like to provide Tillamook County residents with information about the 10th anniversary of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW). The dates for this year’s NPW will be May 9th-15th. During this weeklong health observance, communities across the nation will highlight the past year’s prevention efforts, distribute substance use prevention information, raise awareness of suicide prevention, and promote mental health.