Crisis Response Unit (mental health crisis calls): (651) 275-7400
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text Line: text MN to 741741
Tubman (domestic violence): (612) 825-0000
Minnesota Disability Law Center: 1 (800) 292-4150
NAMI Helpline (non-crisis): (651) 645-2948 x117
Bring your old and unused medications to one of the five Household Medication Disposal boxes in Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, Hugo, Stillwater or Woodbury.
Medications accepted include prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medication.
Drop off is free and anonymous.
For Washington County locations, hours, and drop off instructions, click here or call (651) 275-7475.
LEAP® (“Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner®”) shows you how to quickly gain the trust of someone you are at odds with.
When you Listen – Empathize – Agree – Partner®, you stop trying to convince the other person that they're wrong, or simply misguided. Instead, you listen in a new way that conveys respect for the person’s point of view and a complete lack of judgment. Sounds easy, but most people have a very hard time doing this simple thing. It is easy, once you learn LEAP®. And the result is an immediate lowering of tension, anger and defensiveness.
As you convey genuine understanding, empathy and respect for his/her point of view, even when you disagree with it, you are free to find common ground on which you can partner. And suddenly, your opinions and advice start to matter a great deal.
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Beyond Addiction eschews the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help their loved ones change. Drawing on forty collective years of research and decades of clinical experience, the authors present the best practical advice science has to offer.
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