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The Health Department will be closed Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

National Preparedness Month

This September make a plan and know what to do during an emergency. Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster. For more resources visit Public Health Preparedness.

Naloxone can save someone

This life-saving drug can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when given in time. Naloxone Nasal Spray Kits are available with a prescription to those at risk of overdose and for family members who have a loved one at risk. Call The Free Clinics at (828) 697-8453.

2015-2016 Flu Season

Visit Still have questions? Talk to one of our Immunization Nurses at (828) 694-6015.

Are you struggling with your child's challenging behavior?

The Incredible Years Parent Program focuses on strengthening parenting skills and promoting effective strategies for managing children's challenging behaviors. Children & Family Resource Center offers the series to parents or caregivers of children ages 3 to 6 or children 6 to 12. Sessions, dinner and childcare are provided at no cost. The series begins Thursday, September 24. Call (828) 698-0674 to register or for more information.

Responders for youth mental health

Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid, a program for adults who want to help youth with mental health challenges, in the August Public Health Column.

Anyone in western North Carolina who would like more information about finding mental health services or who needs help in a mental health or addiction crisis can call Smoky Mountain LME/MCO for free, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-849-6127.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Read more about rabies.


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Call 1-800-849-6127 to find out how to obtain services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

North Carolinians ready to quit smoking may call
1-800-QUIT-NOW or
1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).


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Last updated August 27, 2015