Communities That Care
Communities That Care (CTC) is a coalition that is working to prevent youth problems here in Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs.
CTC helps strengthen communities, families, and the school system, so that we all do an even better job raising our children and keeping them out of trouble in the first place.
For more information about Communities That Care or to get involved contact Caryn Nielsen at CNielsen@saratogaspringscity.com
Unused Drug Disposal
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
Bring your expired, unused or unwanted medications to the Saratoga Springs’ Police Department for safe medication disposal in their permanent drop box.
How NOT to dispose of medications
Many people aren’t aware of this, but most medications should NOT be poured down the sink, flushed down the toilet, or thrown directly in the trash in their original packaging. Here’s why:
- Small amounts of medication can enter the water system when medication is poured down the sink or flushed down the toilet, even after the wastewater is treated.
- Children or pets can find bottles of pills when they are thrown in the trash. They can also be found by thieves who go through trash cans to find pain medication or get your personal information from the bottles.
For more information contact Caryn Nielsen, Communities That Care Coordinator, at 801-888-9147
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Utah youth ages 10-17. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 25-44 and the fourth-leading cause of death for ages 45-64. Overall, suicide is the eighth-leading cause of death for Utahns.
If you think someone might be considering suicide - Ask Them! This does not make someone more likely to attempt suicide and can help save lives.
If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, take action immediately! Do not leave them alone.
- Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 911.
- Take the person to the emergency room or seek help from a mental health professional.
- Listen and tell them there is hope. It can be a great relief to someone in crisis when another person is willing to listen and talk with them about their thoughts.
Have a middle or high schooler? Download the SafeUT app to their phone and yours. Licensed clinicians provide 24/7 crisis intervention to youth through incoming chats, texts and calls by providing supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services. Parents and care-givers can utilize this app, as well.
Ask a question. Give hope. Save a life. To schedule a suicide prevention training for you or your organization, contact Caryn Nielsen-Coltrin at 801-888-9147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.