New Session of Compass Youth Assist Program Starting September 19!

Our Compass Youth Assist Program has a new session starting up this fall! The Compass program matches youth grades 5-12 with a college student mentor to encourage social interactions, teach positive character traits and help youth live a drug free … Continued

National Prevention Week: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in our community and across the country. Exposure to both ads and product displays has been shown to make youth more likely to start smoking. The more tobacco marketing kids see, … Continued

Tech Savvy Event Highlights STEM Careers for Local Girls

Mary Dykeman, a Prevention Specialist with Cortland Prevention Resources, was a guest presenter at Tech Savvy, a daylong event for girls to learn how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields of study can lead to exciting careers. The Cortland … Continued

Risky Behaviors: Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far? Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky … Continued

Celebrate Wellness in Cortland this May

May is just around the corner and we are joining with other community organizations to recognize May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. A series of articles will run in the Cortland Standard throughout May, intended to inform and educate … Continued

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