Recent Posts by Amy U

Safely Toss Your Old Meds

Unused and expired medications left in the home can lead to accidental poisoning. They can become an easy source for those seeking to misuse or abuse medication. We encourage everyone to safely dispose of medications. This does not mean flushing down the toilet or simply throwing in the trash. There are permanent medication collection bins…
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We all have a role in preventing suicide

September is recognized annually as Suicide Prevention Month. This year, we were able to increase suicide alertness efforts in collaboration with the local school divisions. This was in part due to the Virginia Department of Education selecting one of our local suicide prevention initiatives, Lock and Talk Virginia, as part of their Suicide Prevention Month…
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5 Ways to Observe Overdose Awareness Day

Opioids claimed the lives of more than 1,900 people in Virginia last year, according to reports from the Virginia Department of Health. Locally, community partners are coming together to remember loved ones lost and to continue their efforts to end overdose. August 31 is annually recognized as International Overdose Awareness Day. Several local events are…
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RACSB Director Announces Retirement

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board announces that its executive director will retire on June 30, 2022. Jane McDonald Yaun started working as a residential counselor at RACSB in 1988.  In addition to serving in different capacities within RACSB, Yaun has also worked at Snowden at Fredericksburg and for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental…
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