Thank you to Greely High School students, School Resource Officer, Kirk Mazuzan, Cumberland, Maine Police Department and our local businesses- Cumberland Foodstop, North Yarmouth Variety and J Brother’s Variety for a successful Project Sticker Shock.
Sticker Shock is a project that brings community members, youth, law enforcement and local businesses together to raise awareness about the risks of providing alcohol to minors.
The notOK App is a free mental health SOS.
When you can’t think of the right words, the notOK App™ takes the guesswork out of getting the help and support you need through immediate support from your friends, family, or peer network.
Thank you to Yarmouth High School students, Lt. Daniel Gallant, Yarmouth Maine Police Department, Jennifer Erickson, Yarmouth High School Instructional Strategist and our local businesses- Hannaford Supermarkets and Cumberland Farms for a successful Project Sticker Shock.
Thank you to Gray-New Gloucester High School and Gray-New Gloucester Middle School students, Cole Chandler, School Resource Officer, Deputy Anderson from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Michelle Murley, Gray-New Gloucester High School Social Worker, John McCullagh, Gray-New Gloucester High School Health Teacher, Lisa Knedler, Gray-New Gloucester Middle School teacher and our local businesses- Hannaford, Gray Shop ‘n Save and Jess ‘n Nic’s Pizzeria & Pub for a successful Project Sticker Shock.
Sticker Shock is a project that brings community members, youth, law enforcement and local businesses together to raise awareness about the risks of providing alcohol to minors. The students place stickers on alcohol containers or pizza box toppers which emphasize the state law for providing alcohol to minors. The goal is to keep youth safe by reaching adults and reminding them they play a vital role by not purchasing alcohol for minors.
Tip: Managing stress does not have to include the use of alcohol or drugs. The best way to handle stress is through healthy habits.
Exercise, healthy eating, sleeping well and maintaining close relationships are important in stress management. These key actions can help reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life. Quick fixes like drugs or alcohol may temporarily mask stress but the long-term effects are unhealthy.
Information from the Search Institute: “Many factors influence why kids do and don’t use alcohol and tobacco. As parents, we can’t control all of them.However, there are many things we do that can make a major difference. These ideas and activities focus on tapping into—and building on—your family’s strengths in order to prevent alcohol and tobacco use in teenagers and young people. Keep Connected focuses on building relationships and strengths to prevent alcohol or tobacco use among young people.”
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