National Prevention Week is just around the corner. This annual health observance is dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance misuse and mental health issues. From May 14-20, communities around the country will celebrate the power of prevention with the theme Making Each Day Count. Since February, excitement for National Prevention Week 2017 […]
October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This national observance calls attention to the essential role substance use prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. The theme for this year’s observance is Prevent. Achieve. Succeed. We know that substance use can stand in the […]Building Blocks, National Prevention Week, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, NSDUH, Talk. They Hear You.
SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline answered over 1 million calls in 2013. One of those calls was from a 15-year old named Jackie. Later, after her crisis had passed, she contacted us. Jackie said, “You guys have saved my life. I am 15 years old and was going through a rough time. … A lady […]Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, MHPAEA, National Mental Health Awareness Month, National Prevention Week, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Project Launch, suicide prevention
This week marked the third annual observance of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, which is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, the prevention of behavioral health conditions in communities across America. This week-long observance provided an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and community coalitions to work together to promote prevention efforts, educate others about […]National Prevention Week, National Prevention Week 2014