Narcan Training Helps Mansfield CommunitySave Lives

  • 6/25/2019 8:31:53 PM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- The Mansfield Public Library hosted Narcan training on Tuesday evening in conjunction with Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

Narcan is a nasal spray used to save the lives of people who are experiencing a drug overdose.

Traci Willis, Director of Organizational Development and Outreach at Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services, said that the event helps to educate a community that has been heavily impacted by the opioid crisis.

"We began tonight with the Narcan training and then it will be followed by the survivor's story as well as a first responder's story," Willis said.

The survivor's story is an especially powerful way to show the community how important the drug truly is.

"I wanted to make sure that people are able to put a face to a name when they do talk about Narcan and the benefits and the consequences," Willis said.

Participants were able to take Narcan home after the training if they registered for the event.  "Richland Public Health works with Project DAWN and through that partnership people are able to if they registered beforehand get a complimentary kit," Willis said.

For more information about Project DAWN, visit their website.

 

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