NORTHWEST MISSOURI MENTAL HEALTH TASK HOSTING PREVENTION FAIR
TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY, PREVENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE,
AND PROMOTE MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The Northwest Missouri Mental Health Task Force will be hosting a Prevention Fair at Pavilion Park on the NWMSU campus on Tuesday, May 22, as part of National Prevention Week 2012, a national celebration of the collective work being done in communities across the country to prevent substance abuse and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being.
National Prevention Week echoes a key message of the U.S. Surgeon General’s National Prevention Strategy, emphasizing that prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives – including where and how we live, learn, work, and play – and that everyone has a role in creating a healthier nation. The Prevention Fair will include fun games and activities as well as facts about preventing substance abuse and violence in Northwest Missouri. The Fair is open to the public and door prizes will be given away including a Nook.
The Mental Health Task Force is proud to be one of many organizations around the country that are encouraging people to take simple steps to improve their communities and lives as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Prevention Week 2012. During this week, The Task Force will be celebrating its prevention successes, focusing on areas that need improvement and building bridges to partners who care deeply about creating a healthier community.
The Mental Health Task Force recognizes that preventing substance abuse and promoting mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being doesn’t take extraordinary efforts – just everyday actions by ordinary people. Simple actions add up to healthier people, neighborhoods, and communities.