The Lyme/Old Lyme: In it Together Podcast is a joint project between Lymes' Youth Service Bureau and the LOL: Prevention Coalition. Each month LYSB will record a conversation related to all topics important to our youth, families, and community. Topics cover parenting, substance use, prevention, raising families in CT, collaborating as a community, etc.
L/OL In it Together: The Growing Opioid Crisis and All of Us
The CDC recently reported that US overdose deaths set a record with more than 100,000 last year- a 15% increase from the previous record in 2020. Jen Muggeo, the Deputy Director at Ledgelight Health District, and Margaret Lancaster, Ledgelight's Health Program Coordinator and Peer Navigator, joined us in an incredibly special, authentic, and open conversation about substance use, substance use disorder, stigma, relationships, and how it definitely relates to our small community.
With words of support and love they offer resources and education to us as parents, family members, friends, neighbors, or someone seeking help- this is one you don't want to miss.
L/OL In it Together: Mental Health, Social Media, and More....Hear What Two HS Seniors Have to Say
Before two of our dynamic LOLHS seniors go off to college- they took a few moments to share their thoughts on drugs/alcohol, social media, mental health, and more! A must listen for all parents raising children in L/OL (and beyond).........our youth are our best educators.....
L/OL In it Together: SHOWUP
Our High School YAC and REACH students developed, designed, and implemented this amazing community opportunity to connect around positive mental health, share struggles, and join hands in finding our way. Check it out! www.showuplol.us
L/OL In it Together: Alcohol and Our Kids (MADD)
As we end Alcohol Awareness Month and enter into National Prevention Week- we are honored to welcome guest, Brooke Maxfield. Brooke is a Program Specialist for the CT Chapter of MADD- Mothers Against Drunk Driving- and is joining us to chat about the important work that she does and how MADD can support individuals and families in L/OL and across CT.
L/OL In it Together: Our Youth and Risky Behavior
We were thrilled to welcome Jodi Lott- LOL resident, professional working in internet safety, mother, and all around amazing community member. If you want insight into the results from our 2021 Youth Survey looking at substance abuse and other risky behaviors- please tune in.
L/OL In it Together: Talking to Our Kids About Conflict and War
In today's episode we are joined by Dr. Tim Kearney to hear tips and advice for talking to our children about the war in Ukraine. Dr. Kearney is the Chief Behavioral Health Officer at the Community Health Center and brings his clinical experience as a psychologist to our discussion. Whether your child is very young or a teenager- Dr. Kearney has practical advice and ideas for us all.