August 28, 2020
With International Overdose Awareness Day coming up (August 31), the Northern Healthy Connections team will be at the Truro Farmer’s Market with an Overdose Prevention display, information on overdose and harm reduction, and Naloxone training by the NHCS Support Coordinator Alana Weatherbee!
NHCS staff will also be selling reusable bags sewn by the women of the Rosehip Project, a previous group in the NHCS Photovoice Project program. Proceeds from these bags will go towards continuing programs like these, which are crucial elements of harm reduction at the Northern Healthy Connections Society.
Overdose Awareness Day is a time to remember those who have passed, such as the woman on the left in the picture above, who was a beloved volunteer and Rosehip Project group member. The staff at NHCS mourn her passing and continue to spread awareness of overdose death in Nova Scotia and provide information on prevention strategies such as readily-available Naloxone Kits and training, recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose, and knowing what you can do to help someone who has overdosed.