National Prevention Week: #MyPreventionStory

National Prevention Week (May 12-18) is a public education platform sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showcasing the work of communities and organizations across the country dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. HC DrugFree is proud to join with SAMHSA in celebrating possibilities, supporting mental health, and preventing substance misuse in our community.

TELL US YOUR #MyPreventionStory

Join us in amplifying the power of prevention by sharing your story in the #MyPreventionStory campaign. Everyone’s mental health and substance use prevention experiences are unique your story may inspire someone. To participate, print out the #MyPreventionStory speech bubble and write out your story the page. Upload a picture of your speech bubble to social media, tag HC DrugFree and SAMHSA, and use the hashtag #MyPreventionStory to join the online prevention conversation.

Here are some prompts and thought starters that may help you brainstorm some ideas of how to tell your #MyPreventionStory:

  • • What does prevention and/or recovery mean to you?
  • • Why is prevention important?
  • • How do you take care of your mental health?
  • • Why did you get involved in prevention?
  • • Why is it important to promote positive mental health?
  • • What is the most important thing you would want people to know about prevention and/or recovery?
  • • What do you love most about the prevention and/or recovery community?
  • • Who inspires you to take care of your mental health?

Thank you for sharing your story!

Learn more about National Prevention Week

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