Youth Mental Health First Aid

Please join the Montgomery Township Health Department, Montgomery-Rocky Hill Municipal Alliance & EmPower Somerset in our YMHFA Training!

Dates:

April 29, 2019

May 1, 2019

*Must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 3-step action for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Participants must be 18 years or older.  *(National Counselor for Behavioral Health)

Please click the link below to reserve your seat today!

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg8k1iyt95e3975a&llr=ow5dyciab 

Heating Oil Discharge into Beden’s Brook

Yesterday evening (4/8/19) MTPD and Somerset County Haz Mat responded to a complaint of fuel oil odor and sheen on Bedens Brook at Mountain View Road.

The Haz Mat team traced the source of the material to a home heating oil tank off of Great Road.  An estimated 600 to 900 gallons of home heating oil escaped from the tank.  The tank has been pumped of the remaining material.  However, a significant amount of oil remains in the ground.

NJDEP and Somerset County Haz Mat have placed a series of booms across Bedens Brook from the source downstream to Mountain View and to Cherry Hill Road.  Clean-up and the soil remediation continues.

We are asking residents to report any fuel oil odors, or sheen on the brook, to the Health Department during regular business hours, or to MTPD after business hours so we can follow up during daylight.  Particularly important would be reports of odor or sheen downstream  (East of) Cherry Hill Road, as that would indicate further movement.

MTHD recommends that people not wade or play in the Bedens Brook  between Great Road and Cherry Hill Road until further notice.

Please call the Health Department during regular business hours at (908) 359-8211 to report any fuel oil odors, or sheen on the brook.

April is National Public Health Week

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION  2019:  RECOGNIZING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK 2019

Whereas, the week of April 1-7, 2019, is National Public Health Week, and the theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.”;  and

Whereas, since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public’s health; and


Whereas,
good health requires making healthy choices that improve our health, setting an example for our family and friends;  as well as supporting efforts to improve the factors that affect everyone’s health and limit the ability for many people to make healthy choices; and

Whereas, during National Public Health Week, we celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system, and

Whereas, It is only when we come together that we are strong enough to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

Now therefore, be it resolved this 21st Day of March, 2019, that the Township Committee of the Township of Montgomery joins with its Board of Health and its Health Department in celebrating National Public Health Week 2019, and its focus on building safe, healthy communities.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (nhtsa.gov), between 2012 – 2017, nearly 20,000 people in the U.S. were killed in a crash involving a distracted driver.

In April, as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NHTSA will again be partnering with state and local enforcement for the U Drive. U Pay campaign as a reminder to all drivers that distracted driving is deadly and illegal.

Common distracted driving behaviors include, grooming, eating, texting, drinking, using your smart phone for directions or other types of browsing, all of which will be monitored and ticketed. Texting is considered the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds, which is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

Everyone can get involved in ending distracted driving. Teens and parents need to talk to each other and parents need to be careful to model good behavior. educators and employers can help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. Employers have the opportunity to set a company policy on distracted driving.

Take responsibility. When you’re behind the wheel, your only commitment is to driving. Everything else can wait.

Health Walks in April 2019

Click here for flyer: RWJ Somerset Walks April 2019

Wednesday, April 3: 10:00 AM at the AMC Theatres in Bridgewater Commons Mall.

Enjoy a light breakfast and presentation by
Tia Hagins, RD, community nutritionist and Sandra Calado, MSN, RN, bariatric program
coordinator on “Getting the Skinny on Weight Management”. Participants are encouraged to walk
independently in the Mall’s safe, climate controlled environment as early as 6:30 AM from Monday
through Saturday and 9:00 AM on Sunday. Each lap around the 2nd & 3rd levels is a ½ mile and the
1st level is a ¼ mile. Please register for the HealthHike Meeting at 888-724-7123.

Saturday, April 6: 9:00 AM at Duke Farms 

Learn about the Duke Farms property and family history from an experienced docent as we explore
the beauty of the grounds while enjoying the fresh air and camaraderie of group exercise. We will
meet at the Farm Barn Orientation Center at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 6th for a 2-3 mile walk along
paved and gravel paths. The Farm Barn Café is open 8:30-11:00 AM for anyone interested in a post-walk coffee with friends.

Saturday, April 13: 9:00 AM at Food Court of the Bridgewater Mall

Eileen Inciong, PT at RWJ Somerset will give a brief presentation on the benefits
of physical therapy before leading the group on a 2 mile walk around the 2nd and 3rd levels of the Mall.

Saturday, April 27: 9:00 AM at Natirar Park, Peapack

The Somerset County Park Rangers will lead this interpretative group walk. Enjoy the splendor of this property as we walk along the picturesque 1.3 mile Great Meadow Trail and th 1.0 mile Upper Field Nature Trail, crossing fields and meadows, and passing through beautiful wooded areas. We will meet in the upper parking lot next to the barn at 9:00 AM. Please refer to the Somerset County Parks web site for directions and a park map