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Monthly Awareness

Trillium Health Resources plans to acknowledge National Suicide Prevention Month (sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI) and National Recovery Month (sponsored by the federal agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA), both taking place in September.  

Suicide Prevention 2017As a managed care organization, Trillium coordinates services for mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in 25 counties in eastern North Carolina. In addition to contracted services, Trillium promotes initiatives as part of its reinvestment plan—one time funds that Trillium can spend locally as a result of savings by managing Medicaid funding and services efficiently and locally.

2017-recovery-month-logo_0.jpgTrillium is involved with many projects that help address these pressing needs in its communities: suicide prevention and treatment for substance use disorders.

  • Opioid Epidemic: Trillium is involved in numerous partnerships, committees, and workgroups dedicated to addressing the opioid epidemic in our region. Our dedicated website shares data, statistics and resources for any agencies involved in this fight.
  • Crisis Chat (in conjunction with Integrated Family Services):  online service with a Chat specialist to discuss current emotions and ongoing mental state; specialists can link to a mobile crisis management team or put individual in touch with options for treatment.
  • Access Point kiosks and website: In addition to hosting the screening site (www.TrilliumNCAccessPoint.org), Trillium hosts mental health screening kiosks in county buildings throughout the east.  Screenings include posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol use disorder and depression.
  • Compassion Reaction/Rachel’s Challenge: A program designed to help defuse bullying and prejudice in public schools in an effort to prevent suicide and build confidence. Elementary, middle and high schools across the region host individual programs with active student engagement.
  • Wellness Cities: In partnership with RI International, Trillium supports Wellness Cities in Greenville, New Bern and Wilmington. A Wellness City is a community of individuals in recovery working together with a staff of well-trained peers. Each RI International Wellness City offers recovery coaching and planning, recovery learning opportunities, and community linkages.
  • Naloxone kits: Trillium has pledged more than $100,000 to the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition to provide additional naloxone kits. Naloxone is the generic form of the drug used to treat opioid overdoses. 
  • Trillium is sponsoring a variety of events in the upcoming weeks focused on recovery as well: 

Any individual seeking help for either condition (contemplating suicide or substance use disorder) can call the Trillium 24-Hour Access to Care Line at 1-877-685-2415.