Join Fountain House Gallery for a FREE Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Training - complete with a FREE Naloxone kit and certificate!
This 60-minute training includes risk factors and prevention strategies signs & symptoms of overdoses how to obtain and administer naloxone and more. Each attendee receives:
- 1 NYC Health Naloxone kit
- Certificate of Completion
The workshop will be led by Natalie Correa Substance Use Support Coordinator at Fountain House.
Naloxone (Narcan) is a medication that reverses an opioid overdose.
Harm reduction fits into a global movement for social justice built on a belief in and respect for the rights of all people particularly those who use drugs or trade sex. In addition to autonomy it values community care over isolating punishments and it considers the structures of racism ableism class inequality and other structural oppressions which render people of color disabled/chronically ill/those living with serious mental illness and poor and unhoused people in particular at higher risk for dangerous drug use and overdose dangerous working conditions in criminalized economies like the sex trades and dangerous relationships within these contexts.
- In New York City rates of overdose death are the highest since reporting began in 2000
- The rate of overdose death increased to 39.4 per 100000 NYC residents in 2021 compared with 31.6 per 100000 in 2020.
- Black New Yorkers had the highest rate of overdose death and the largest absolute increase in rate from 2020 to 2021 (39.8 vs.53.5 per 100000 residents).
- For the fifth year in a row fentanyl was the most common substance involved in overdose deaths present in 80% of overdose deaths in 2021.
About Fountain House Gallery and Studio
Fountain House Gallery and Studio provide an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work.
Founded by Fountain House in 2000 the Manhattan-based Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists curators and cultural institutions. The Studio located in Long Island City is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established trained or self-taught Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Fountain House Gallery, 702 Ninth Avenue, New York, United States