National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders.
National Prevention Week takes place May 15–19, 2017. Near the kickoff of summer, this is an ideal time for communities to come together and rally around prevention. National Prevention Week is also a time to take part in a prevention-themed conversations before the school year ends, raising awareness among students of all ages.
The National Prevention Week 2017 theme is “Making Each Day Count.” This theme highlights the important role that individuals and communities alike have in helping people lead healthy, productive lives and in raising awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and promotion of positive mental health.
- Monday: Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use
- Tuesday: Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse
- Wednesday: Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse
- Thursday: Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use
- Friday: Prevention of Suicide