National Prevention Week is May 8-14
Prevention Week (NPW), hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is an annual national health observance focused on increasing the prevention of substance use and the promotion of mental health. Each year, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and mental health promotion.
There are many ways for organizations and individuals to get involved during NPW, from hosting a prevention-themed event to participating in SAMHSA’s social media challenge...
NPW 2022: #MyPreventionStory
This year, SAMHSA is creating a new way to participate in National Prevention Week (NPW) through #MyPreventionStory. It is a way to acknowledge our mental health and substance use prevention experiences. Learn more on their site.
In addition, every year National Prevention Week includes daily themes to focus on major substance use and mental health topics. The 2022 daily themes are:
Monday, May 9: Strengthening Community Resilience: Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention
Tuesday, May 10: Preventing Substance Use and Promoting Mental Health in Youth
Wednesday, May 11: Preventing Suicide: Everyone Plays a Role
Thursday, May 12: The Talent Pipeline: Enhancing the Prevention Workforce
Friday, May 13: Prevention is Everywhere: Highlighting Efforts Across Settings and Communities
Saturday, May 14: Celebrating Prevention Heroes
Looking for Ways to Commemorate Prevention Week?
There are many ways to bring National Prevention Week (NPW) to your community. Learn how you can plan an event.
If you’re thinking about or already planning an NPW event, check out the NPW Planning Toolkit for ideas and free resources.