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Health and Wellness Observances

Health observances and other special events help raise awareness and offer opportunities to learn more about key issues in substance use prevention and recovery, as well as mental health and wellness.  Explore the information below and spread the word about the observances. If you'd like us to share your training or event on this web page or through our Prevention Listserv, Contact Us. Order materials for your events here.

 

SEPTEMBER

National Recovery Month
This year's theme for National Recovery Month is Recovery for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. 
Visit https://rm.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/ for information about events and resources.

National Suicide Prevention Week - September 5-11, 2021
Visit https://afsp.org/national-suicide-prevention-week for resources and information. 

World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10, 2021
World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.
Visit www.iasp.info/wspd2021/ for information and resources.

Prescription Opioid & Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week 
More information coming soon.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
FASD Awareness month raises awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the challenges individuals and families can face who are living with FASDs. FASDs are preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy. There is no known amount of alcohol that is safe to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time to drink during pregnancy and no safe kind of alcohol to drink while pregnant.