Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mark National Prevention Week by posting your prevention messages

The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition and its community coalition partners are marking National Prevention Week, May 12-18, with the promotion “Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference.” The theme, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), emphasizes that the prevention of substance abuse and the promotion of mental health starts with choices each of us makes in our own lives.

All Van Buren County residents are invited to participate in the promotion. To participate, take a photograph of yourself or of a group of your friends/colleagues holding a sign with your personal message about why substance abuse prevention or mental health is important to you. You can download the formatting for this sign at: You can post your photo on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services web page:

The SAFE Coalition invites you to celebrate National Prevention Week with your family and in your community. Reach out to local community groups working on reducing youth substance use, including the Van Buren County SAFE Coalition, Van Buren County Healthy Villages, Van Buren County Health Department and SIEDA! Connect for more resources at: or by contacting the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or at

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