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April Forum: Busting Myths about Smoking & Behavioral Health

NAMI Juneau
Event organized by NAMI Juneau

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Join us for our final forum for the 2017-18 season. FREE and open to the public!

Speaker: Kristin Cox, ND, Tobacco Prevention and Control
JAMHI Health & Wellness

Do these myths about tobacco use among people living with mental illness and substance use disorder look familiar?
-Quitting interferes with recovery from mental illness or addictions.
-Tobacco is not as harmful as other substances.
-Tobacco is necessary for self-medication, and tobacco cessation would be too stressful.
-Tobacco cessation efforts might prevent treatment of other addictions.
Individuals living with behavioral health disorders want to quit and can, with the appropriate support! What we know is that with careful monitoring, delivering smoking cessation interventions does not interfere with treatments for mental illness and can in fact be part of the solution.
Join us for a discussion to learn about the facts of smoking and behavioral health disorders, plus effective interventions that can help you, your clients, or your loved ones.

Bartlett Hospital in the Robert Valliant Admin Center, 2nd floor
Refreshments provided