National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Almost everyone has a close friend or family member struggling with a substance use issue. Whether the substance is alcohol, misused pain medications, heroin, meth, marijuana, tobacco or another drug, there is good...
Bruises, Emotional Trauma, and Death

Bruises, Emotional Trauma, and Death

Bruises, emotional trauma and sometimes death… these are the stark realities of domestic violence. Although the list rarely ends there, many survivors also experience intimidation, threats, sexual assault and other abusive behavior when involved in a domestic...
Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is a time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the observance month’s activities are...
Recovery Month

Recovery Month

September 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month. That is three decades of spreading the message, “treatment is effective, and people can and do recover every day”.  Throughout the years, Recovery Month has promoted and supported new evidence-based...
See Suicide Behaviors in a New Light

See Suicide Behaviors in a New Light

Northwest Passage staff are all too familiar with the pain and fear associated with suicide and self-harm, as many of our residents have experiences with suicidal thoughts and/or attempts. We wanted to take a moment to honor the spirit behind National Suicide...