Islip Goes Purple
September is National Recovery Month. In memory of the lives lost, those in recovery, and the Islip families affected by mental health and substance use disorder, Town Hall, along with merchants and businesses throughout our Town, will be illuminated in purple.
For more information and ways to support this project, visit www.IslipGoesPurple.com, and stay tuned for additional updates.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter sits down to speak with MaryAnn Pfeiffer and Barbara Vouris from YES, detailing the many concerns of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder, in addition to discussing the month-long Islip Goes Purple initiative.
Encourage the Conversation
Join us Monday, September 28th at 6:00 PM, on our YouTube Channel, for the premiere of our Islip Goes Purple Week 4 video, focusing on encouraging the conversation about substance use disorder, in order to foster education, prevention and treatment.
Stop the Stigma
Join us Monday, September 21st at 6:00 PM, on our YouTube Channel, for the premiere of our Islip Goes Purple Week 3 video, focusing on ending the stigma around substance use disorder which often prevents those in need of help from obtaining it.
Supervisor Spotlight: Opioid Abuse
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter sits down to speak with MaryAnn Pfeiffer and Dr. Jaclene Jason concerning the opioid epidemic.
Access to Help
Join us Monday, September 14th at 6:00 PM, on our YouTube Channel, for the premiere of our Islip Goes Purple Week 2 video, focusing on the resources and methods available to provide help to those battling substance use disorder.
Monday, September 7th
Tonight's video focuses on raising awareness about opioid and heroin abuse.
According to the CDC, there were more than 70,000 opioid and heroin overdose deaths last year, more than any year in history. Early local reporting indicates that Suffolk County, particularly Islip and Brookhaven Towns, has seen a significant increase in opioid and heroin use since the pandemic and quarantine began.
2020 Launch Premiere
Join us Monday, August 31st at 6:00 PM, on our YouTube Channel, for the premiere of our Islip Goes Purple launch video, and stand united with our community as we raise awareness of substance use disorder and celebrate those in recovery throughout the month of September.