Sunday, May 13, 2018

This week (May 13 to 19, 2018) is the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Prevention Week. The week is dedicated to increasing public awareness and efforts related to mental and/or substance use disorders.

Communities and organizations across the country will come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. The theme this year is: Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.

Are you doing something to participate in the activities this week or to raise awareness about substance abuse and mental health? I want to know about it. Leave a comment below.

And to all the organizations and individuals who are speaking up about these important issues, thank you. Speaking up fights stigma. Fighting stigma reduces shame. Reducing shame saves lives.

Working toward substance abuse and mental health awareness is working toward suicide prevention. Again, thank you.