I Choose – 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. This observance is an opportunity to join with other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in your community to promote prevention efforts, educate others about behavioral health issues, and create and strengthen community partnerships.

National Prevention Week . This year’s theme, “Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference.,” emphasizes that the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of mental health starts with the choices each of us makes in our own life. Through our choices, we can set an example of health and well-being for others. With our voices—whether spoken or written—we can raise awareness of behavioral health issues and help create healthier and safer communities.

“In recognition of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, Pequannock Twp Coalition supporters “choose” prevention while promoting individual wellness for everyone!”

 

          

          

          

          

 

What Do You Choose?  Let Us Know!!

SAMHSA – I Choose

 

Each day of National Prevention Week has a designated theme.  Click on the day below to read an informational sheet on each topic!

 

Date

National Prevention Week 2013 Theme

Sunday, May 12

Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use

Day 1

Monday, May 13

Prevention of Underage Drinking

Day 2

Tuesday, May 14

Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse & Illicit Drug Use

Day 3

Wed, May 15

Prevention of Alcohol Abuse           

Day 4                                                        

Thursday, May 16

Suicide Prevention

Day 5

Friday, May 17

Promotion of Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Well-Being

Day 6