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CCH supports local prevention efforts

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer

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.

  • Category: Behavioral Health Services