Overdose Awareness Day 2019 Recap
On Saturday, August 31st SWACH, Lyn Anderson, Clark County Public Health and the Clark County Opioid Taskforce came together for an Overdose Awareness Day event. Goals included raising awareness, honoring those lost to overdose and training community members on the use of Naloxone, which helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The event was a success, with approximately 60 community members participating in the training and many more attending the candlelight vigil.
According to SWACH’s Jim Jensen, “More people in the community with this overdose prevention drug means more lives saved.”
After the training, community members and Lyn Anderson, who’s organized overdose awareness events for several years in the area, spoke in a moving vigil and memorial display about their experiences and losses to drug overdose. Their lived experience brings into sharp focus the need to continue to work to address the overdose crisis.
Thank you to all the volunteers and donors that make the event possible. A special thank you to Lyn Anderson, Clark County Public Health, and the Clark County Opioid Taskforce for an impactful event. And thank you to SWACH’s Ren Autrey for capturing these photos!