National Prevention Week (NPW) is here! NPW is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. NPW is held each year during the third week of May to coincide with the start of summer, an important time for youth prevention. During NPW, organizations across the country host health fairs, block parties, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more. Thousands across the United States and in U.S. territories attend these events and help raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and promoting positive mental health.
Visit the SAMHSA NPW website for social media tools, promotional materials, webinars, and more!