National Prevention Week (NPW), held May 12-18, is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing
public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.
To help draw awareness to local prevention efforts, the
Campbell County Prevention Council (CCPC), supported by
Campbell County Health, worked with the Students for Change group in our high schools to record
public service announcements (PSA) on preventing:
- prescription and opioid drug misuse
- underage drinking and alcohol misuse
- illicit drug use and youth marijuana use
- youth tobacco use
- and preventing suicide
These young leaders in our community are certainly “Inspiring Action
and Changing Lives,” this year’s theme for the week. You can
hear the Student's for Change PSA's all next week on
Basin Radio Network channels.
Be sure to follow the CCPC’s
Facebook page for more information on prevention efforts in our community.
NPW is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-sponsored campaign. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services to reduce the impact of substance abuse and
mental illness on America's communities.