Community means so many different things to different people. It can connect us with the people or places that shape who we are. It can be the support systems we turn to when life gets tough. Whatever it means to you, community is an important part of life that can help us all. Explore the free resources below and see how our community partners can connect you with others, teach you more about staying healthy, and help you give back.
C89.5 Coping 101 Podcast Episode with Dr. Kilmer
Dr. Jason Kilmer joins Nathan Hale High School junior Gavin to discuss marijuana prevention among young people, healthy coping tips to deal with stress, and the the science behind how marijuana may negatively impact your mind, mood, and health.
An Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Dr. Kilmer is a nationally recognized expert in the field of drug prevention research and education.
Partner Resource List
ESD 123 Your Health Matters Card
Educational Service District (ESD) 123 is here to help all students realize their dreams and aspirations. Download ESD 123’s wallet card, which includes marijuana facts, refusal strategies, and resources. Cards are available in English and Spanish.
Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center
Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center’s Queer & Trans collaborative coloring book features art that promotes self-determination, liberation, and joy from 23 young people and community artists—all to encourage healthy coping strategies and reduce rates of cannabis use among youth.
Stay Healthy with El Centro de la Raza
El Centro de la Raza works with youth engagement throughout Washington State to help prevent the use of marijuana amongst Latino youth and young adults.
Teen Link Substance Use Line flyer
Need someone to talk to? A Teen Link substance abuse prevention specialist can answer your questions about teen substance abuse, where to find helpful resources, how to talk to peers about substance use, and referrals for treatment.
Find Support with King County
Seattle-area youth, alongside King County Public Health, created this guide to connect teens to multicultural mental health care.
Reach Out for Help
Where to Turn for Teens is a resource guide created especially for youth in King, Pierce, and Snohomish County, covering important topics like alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, homelessness, and more.