May 18-24 is National Prevention Week
National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The theme of National Prevention Week 2014 is “Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future.”
National Prevention Week activities highlight the important role each of us has in maintaining a healthy life and ensuring a productive future. To learn more about how to get involved in preventing substance abuse and promoting mental health in your community, use the SAMHSA Toolkit to plan a National Prevention Week event that raises awareness about the importance of behavioral health in your community.
In addition, SAMHSA has identified a number of other ways to get involved:
- Start getting in the spirit – watch the National Prevention Week 2014 promotional video.
- Participate in National Prevention Week 2014 by taking the Prevention Pledge on SAMHSA’s Facebook page.
- Check out the “I Choose” Project photo gallery to see why so many people choose prevention. Then, send SAMHSA a photo with your reason for choosing prevention.
- Get inspiration from organizations and communities that held an event in 2012 or 2013.
- Share National Prevention Week on Twitter or Facebook.
Visit the National Prevention Week website to learn more.