Health and Wellness

  •  Fentanyl Overdose Health Alert

    On September 12, 2019, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services issued a public health alert regarding a suspected fentanyl overdose. Similar cases have been noted around the Bay Area, and a large number of counterfeit Percocet pills containing fentanyl were recently seized by law enforcement officials in Santa Clara County. Fentanyl is highly potent, and most overdoses have been linked to illegally manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, which can be difficult to distinguish from their real counterparts.

    Further information can be found in the Public Health Alert document.

    Talk Saves Lives begins October 1, 2019

    A brief introduction to suicide prevention. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and those in our community safe. This event and two others are being hosted by the Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael.  Please refer to the attached flyer for more dates and details. RSVP to Jessica Colvin at or (415) 945-1046.

    No Bully Workshops for Parents and Guardians

    This free workshop for parents and guardians will share how to bully-proof children in their lives and in the digital world.

    • October 9, 2019 – The No-Bully Introductions & E-Learning Course
    • November 13, 2019 – The Power of Zero: Raising Children in a Connected World
    • February 5, 2020 – How to Stop Cyberbullying (Grades 3-8)
    • March 19, 2020 – Stop Cyberbullying & Navigating the Social Media Landscape (Grades 6-12)

    Click here to register for the workshop, or contact Education Services for more information at (415) 499-5870. 

    HIGH: Everything You Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction with Nic and David Sheff – October 16, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

    Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships is offering a community-wide book read and educational event with David and Nic Sheff, authors of the book HIGH: Everything You Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), offer this valuable resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol.

    • The book provides reliable information on drugs and alcohol so teens and parents can make educated decisions.
    • This is an opportunity for the community to discuss strategies to deal with stress and pressure on youth and focus on protective factors.
    • Together we can learn from experience and knowledge about the impact of substance use and the unintended consequences.

    This event is currently sold out, but for more information visit the Marin Community Read of HIGH website, as well as suggested discussion questions

    Trauma Informed Practices with an Equity Focus continues October 29, 2019

    This three-part workshop (September 19, October 29, and February 6) focuses on essential foundations to identify and apply trauma support and healing strategies with cultural relevance.