Kim McTighe has been a resource to the Vernon ROCKS Coalition for over 20 years!! She has worked hard in her role with Vernon Youth Services Bureau to empower young people to make good decisions and has kept up with the ever-changing challenges that young people are faced with. We thank Kim for always being a supportive partner in our efforts to engage more young people. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago ·
Often referred to as "Drinksgiving", many people overindulge in alcohol the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, in fact, the Alcohol Monitoring System reports that alcohol violations are 37% higher on Thanksgiving Eve.
During this holiday season, it is important to talk to your loved ones about the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as underage drinking, and set expectations in the household to ensure they do not partake in this risky behavior! We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
While this new way of celebrating Thanksgiving may challenging at times here are some tips to try to make it as enjoyable and happy as possible.
1. Acknowledge your feelings. It's normal to feel sadness and grief. Take time to acknowledge whatever feelings or emotions you may experience during this time.
2. Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, call a loved one or see if there are virtual events that can offer support.
3. Be realistic. This is not anything we have ever experienced, embrace new traditions, and don’t expect this time to be perfect.
4. Don't abandon healthy habits. Don't turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms and let the holidays become a free-for-all.
5. Take a breather. Make some time for yourself. Find an activity you enjoy. Take a break by yourself.
6. Seek professional help if you need it. Despite your best efforts, negative feelings can persist, if they do talk to a professional. Remember it’s okay to not be okay. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·