History:

The Mercer County Prevention Coalition was formed in August 2015, and will continue to expand ATOD and suicide prevention throughout the community.  We are a group of concerned citizens that want to make our community aware and educated about the prevention of drugs and suicide.

Mission:

“To improve the quality of lives of Mercer County residents by preventing the harmful consequences of substance use and abuse among youth, families, and the larger community.”

Vision:

“Vision of bringing together resources, wisdom, talents and passion to create a happy and healthy community through prevention of destructive decisions.”

Goals:

-Preventing the harmful consequences of substance use, abuse, and suicide among youth, families

-Delay the age at which youth begin to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD)

-Decrease the number of youth and adults who are using ATOD

-Increase youth and adult perception of personal harms associated with using ATOD

-Increase the frequency of youth and adults who express their disapproval of underage ATOD

-Educate youth and adults regarding ATOD use

-Promote suicide prevention and education and to support those who have been affected by it

-Provide alternative activities for youth and families that do not involve ATOD

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