Learn More about Youth Mental Health Challenges and Substance Abuse in Arkansas Schools

Did you know?

  • May is Mental Health Month
  • May is also Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month
  • Substance use/misuse is one way people self-medicate to deal with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
  • Substance use/misuse can also lead to poor decision making. This poor decision making can also lead to unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. This is in addition to the higher risk of automobile accidents, overdose, and other consequences.
  • Trauma Awareness Month is also this month. Childhood trauma increases the likelihood of youth and adult misuse of substances. Be kind to one another. You never know what trauma others are coping with in their lives.
  • Both National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Week and National Anxiety & Depression Awareness week is May 2 – 8.
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Upcoming Events:

  • May 4: Anti-Bullying Day, Childhood Depression Awareness Day
  • May 5: National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy, Project ACES Day
  • May 5: NEA Re-Entry Coalition Meeting, Temple Baptist Church, Jonesboro
  • May 6: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
  • May 11: Craighead County Coalition for a Drug Free Community meeting, Jonesboro
  • May 13: NEAVAC (Veteran’s suicide prevention coalition), Elks Lodge
  • May 20: Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council Meeting, State Police Headquarters, Little Rock
  • May 28: ATOD Coalition Meeting, Walnut Ridge
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day

For virtual meetings, contact us for additional information on how to connect!


Regional Prevention Program Locations:

Prevention Region 3

2013 E Main St
Mountain View, AR 72560
   

Prevention Region 4

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

Prevention Region 3

2485 Harrison St., Suite 5
Batesville, AR 72501
   

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


Deonna Vincent
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Cell: (870) 919.5813


Shamal Carter
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Cell: (870) 520.9482


Marianna:

Kendon Gray
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Cell: (870) 819.7756

Mountain View:

Margaret Morrison
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Cell: (870) 819.6970


Barbara Hacker
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Cell: (870) 819.6885


Batesville:

Shawn Vonwiller
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Cell: (870) 819.7349

Who we are:

CRDC: Prevention operates in 3 of Arkansas’s 13 Prevention Regions. These regions include 23 counties in Northeast, North Central, and Eastern Arkansas.

Region 3 Counties include: Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff

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
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