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I Am More Than Meets the Eye-PSA
Posted September 24, 2015

In February 2011, SAMHSA launched the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. We asked young adults to create an original 15- or 30-second PSA that embraced the theme "We are the ones, how are you taking action?" and illustrated how young people are working to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health in their communities. We encouraged young adults to consider what they're doing on a daily basis, and to recognize that small actions can make a big difference.
This PSA is the contest winner and is titled, "I Am More Than Meets the Eye." It was made by a group of young adults and teenagers from Richmond, California who participate in the RYSE youth center, which aims to build youth leadership towards personal and community health and transformation. This PSA highlights the ways in which young people can focus on their own talents and inner strength to prevent substance abuse and promote emotional well-being in their community. Video Length 0:30sec

Stories of Substance 2
Posted September 23, 2015

Learn about an Education Theatre Troupe that promotes making positive and healthy life decisions. Video Length: 8:29 min

YMCA Family Services (Holtsville)
Posted September 23, 2015

The YMCA is a charitable, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of the community. They offer programs and services that focus of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. They recently had an Open House to celebrate their new location in Holtsville. Video Length: 7:39 min

Teen Brain video
Posted September 23, 2015

In this video Dr. Ken C. Winters (Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at the University of Minnesota) educates viewers on the vulnerability of the adolescent and teen developing brain as well as the detrimental effects of drugs and alcohol. Video Length: 4:36 min

Stories of Substance
Posted September 23, 2015

Stories of Substance is a student oriented theater troupe for schools and community groups which performs skits addressing contemporary social issues. Video Length: 7:21 min

RED Watchband
Posted September 23, 2015

Stony Brook University developed a comprehensive program to equip students with the skills to manage alcohol emergencies. Video Length: 7:09 min

Prevention Through Drama
Posted September 23, 2015

Paul J. Gelinas Jr. High brings light to the issue of substance abuse through drama. Video Length: 8:27 min

Kids and the Internet
Posted September 22, 2015

How is the internet involved in drugs and other teen problems? Get a perspective from the police and clinicians. Video length: 7:40 min

Mindfulness Practices
Posted September 22, 2015

Dr. Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D. discusses the benefits and techniques of mindfulness practices applied to our everyday life. Video Length: 7:45 min

March Against Drug Abuse Rally
Posted September 22, 2015

Riverhead's Community Awareness Program, Riverhead's Schools, and many others in their community sponsor the annual March Against Drug Abuse Rally, inspiring young people to respect themselves and their bodies. Video Length: 7:01 min

Outreach House
Posted September 22, 2015

Outreach House shows us how they can help adolescents and families repair relationships and improve lives. Video length: 7:42 min

Darryl St George interview (S.A.D.D Advisor)
Posted September 22, 2015

Darryl St. George, a Navy veteran , History Teacher, and S.A.D.D advisor at Northport High School, joins us to discuss the Students Against Destructive Decisions Program. Video Length: 9:16 min

Chris Herren
Posted September 22, 2015

Chris Herren is a former NBA player who has struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Drug-free and alcohol-free since August 1, 2008, Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. Chris is the founder of The Herren Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing treatment navigation, educational and mentoring programs to those touched by addiction and to educate people of all ages on the dangers of substance abuse. Chris recently teamed up with the Moriches In the Know community coalition and spoke on the behalf of the Summit Behavioral HealthCare organization to share his story at a local high school. Video Length: 8:01 min

Posted September 22, 2015

The CHOICES program celebrates another successful session of promoting prevention and healthy life choices to the students of Cordello Elementary. Video Length: 7:16 min

Emotional Wellness Screening
Posted September 22, 2015

Dr. Max Banilivy Ph.D, from the Pederson-Krag Center discusses the Emotional Wellness Screening program for children. Video Length: 5:30 min

Drugs & Teen Brain (Ken Winters)
Posted September 22, 2015

National author, speaker, and trainer Dr. Ken C. Winters shares his expertise on the effects of drugs and addiction on the adolescent developing brain. Video length: 8:23 min

Driving While Informed 2: Consequences
Posted September 22, 2015

Shoreham-Wading River high school in collaboration with Suffolk's school resource officers sponsor another year of the Driving while Informed program. Video Length : 5:35 min

Driving While Informed 1: Golf Karts & Goggles
Posted September 22, 2015

Suffolk Police's school resource officers teamed up with Shoreham-Wading River High School to drive the point across regarding the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Video Length: 6:47 min

Alcohol Marketing to Youth
Posted September 8, 2015

Dr. David Jernigan Ph.D, is the Director for the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth and is also an associate professor at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this interview he discusses the harmful impact the Alcohol advertising marketed to our youth. Video Length: 8:16 min

COBS Program
Posted September 8, 2015

The Comprehensive Outpatient Behavioral Services program at South Oaks Hospital & North Shore LIJ is an outpatient services program developed to provide treatment to children and adolescents dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. C.O.B.S has developed a holistic approach to treatment that helps to bridge the road between the homes and schools, agencies and primary care providers. Video Length : 7:34 min

Adolescent Drug Culture
Posted September 8, 2015

John Venza, Vice President of Adolescent Services at Outreach Project, discusses various aspects of the adolescent drug scene on Long Island. Video Length: 9:45 min

Above the Influence
Posted September 8, 2015

Learn about a local art exhibit that promotes the message of living above negative influences. Video Length:6:29 min