May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know?

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder.
  • Undiagnosed mental illness can lead to substance abuse as the person tries to treat the symptoms of the mental health condition.
  • Heavy drug abuse in the adolescent years can lead to mental illness later in life.
  • People with substance use disorders are at a higher risk for suicide.
  • People with mental health issues are more likely to experience an alcohol or substance use disorder than those not affected by mental illness.
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a chronic but treatable brain disease that requires medical intervention, not moral judgment.
  • About 45% of Americans seeking treatment for substance use disorders have been diagnosed as having a co-occurring mental health disorder.

Regional Prevention Program Locations:

Prevention Region 4

2401 Fox Meadow Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone: (870) 933.0033
Fax: (870) 933.0048

Prevention Region 7

593 HWY 243
Marianna, AR 72360
Fax: (870) 298.2249
 


Contacts:

Jonesboro:

Dr. Lisa Perry
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Cell: (870) 273.2921

Marianna:

Kendon Gray
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Cell: (870) 819.7756


Jasmine Jacobs
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Cell: (870) 919.5813

Rodney Blumingburg
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Cell: (870) 819.6792

Who we are:

CRDC: Prevention operates in two of Arkansas’s thirteen Prevention Regions. These regions include 13 counties in northeast and eastern Arkansas.

Region 4 Counties include: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, & Randolph.

Region 7 Counties include: Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, & St. Francis.

What We Do:

  • Raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Provide substance abuse prevention support and programs in our regions
  • Provide speakers for schools, churches, civic organizations, and others wanting to learn more about prevention
  • Provide materials to individuals, schools, churches, law enforcement, or any group who needs them
  • Recruit and participate in the Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment (APNA) surveys
  • SYNAR Tobacco Compliance checks and coverage studies
  • Provide assistance to community coalitions, drug free clubs, and others