National Prevention Week is May 12 - 18
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports National Prevention Week as an annual health observance to increase public awareness of and action on behalf of 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. More information and resources.
National Prevention Pledge
National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness, June 2011: Moving from a system of sick care to one based on wellness and prevention
New PSA Campaign Unveiled by SAMHSA: Called “Talk. They Hear You,” this new national public service announcement campaign empowers parents to talk to young children as early as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking.
Governor Tom Corbett’s Pennsylvania Proclamation for 2013 Awareness Day
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Katherine Sibelius’ statement on Mental Health Awareness Month
Justice System Perspectives on Underage Drinking, webinar on May 14, 2013.
Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities, 2009. From the Institute of Medicine.