Stories tagged with: Kris Headley

February 26, 2014 - 11:24am
1 year 26 weeks ago

People from service organizations, churches and others just wanting to learn more got a lesson in mental health CPR.

The program developed in Australia in 2001 helps people understand what mental health illness is and how to recognize the warning signs of mental illness, so they can get help before there's a crisis.

A Prevention Coordinator for Muskingum Behavioral Health said getting help early is key.

"It is treatable but often times people don't know where to get...

January 17, 2013 - 11:51am
2 years 31 weeks ago

A local coalition begins to move forward with plans to combat drug and alcohol abuse in Muskingum County.

The Drug and Alcohol Coalition began meeting in September and has since broken up into six committees to focus on different areas including health, law enforcement and prevention. Thursday, they talked about the goals of each committee. One is to help loved ones lost to drug and alcohol abuse.

"We're trying to develop a local Solace Chapter which is a chapter that helps...

March 31, 2012 - 5:22pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Over 50 area teenagers volunteered their free time to learn something outside of school Saturday...

Muskingum Behavioral Health hosted "Peer Prevention Day" at Hallowed Hills Campground. Prevention Coordinator Kris Headley said the education focused on a number of topics that affect teens daily.

"They're learning from their other peers, which seems to be more effective. So they're learning about drug and alcohol awareness, how to prevent bullying and violence in...

October 11, 2010 - 11:56am
4 years 43 weeks ago

Local students are celebrating Red Ribbon Week as part of a worldwide campaign to stay drug free.

Muskingum Behavioral Health Prevention Director Kris Headley said the kids are preparing for Red Ribbon Week. It's the last week in October where they kids will take a stand against drugs.

"Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 when  Kiki Camarena was killed during a drug investigation. He was trying to stop drug trafficking from Mexico into the...

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