Sara Swanson

Community conversation on opioid crisis in Washtenaw County – TONIGHT in Saline

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Washtenaw County Statistics for opioid related deaths and admissions to emergency department (ED) of U of M & St. Joesph Hospitals. courtesy of Washtenaw County Public Health.

Washtenaw Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton, U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg and U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell invite you to attend a vital kick-off conversation. Join them as they discuss mental health, substance use disorder, and the opioid crisis that is impacting Washtenaw County tonight, Monday August 21, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Saline High School located at 1300 Campus Pkwy in Saline. RSVP at www.WashtenawCommunityConversations.eventbrite.com, or by e-mail wyattk@ewashtenaw.org, or by phone 734-973-4613.

Community partners include Washtenaw County Administration, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, Washtenaw County Public Health, Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project, Home of New Vision – WRAP, Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD), State Reps. Adam Zemke and Donna Lasinski, City of Saline, Pittsfield Township, Saline Drug Task Force, Saline Area Schools, Washtenaw Area Council for Children, Washtenaw Alliance for Children & Youth, and Washtenaw Alive Suicide Prevention Coalition.

In Washtenaw 25 to 30% of overdoses result in death. So far in 2017, 34 people of died of opioids in Washtenaw County. Let’s come together as a community to address this crisis, which is devastating too many families.

 

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