This year, the theme for National Prevention Week is: "Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference." Building on this theme, SAMHSA is initiating the "I Choose" Project, a way for you to make a difference, be a positive example, and inspire others.
Participating is easy! All you have to do is take a photograph of yourself holding a sign with your personal message about why substance abuse prevention or mental health is important to you. For example, you could say "I choose prevention because I want to be healthy and happy." Or you could write "I choose treatment…" or another "I choose" statement, such as "I choose not to give up because things do get better."
Then, send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. SAMHSA will review and post your photo to the “I Choose” photo gallery*. The “I Choose” Project begins on February 4, 2013 and will continue through National Prevention Week, which takes place May 12-18, 2013.
*Photos will not be posted if they contain:
- Partisan political views.
- Commercial endorsements.
- Discriminatory, racist, offensive, obscene, inflammatory, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable statements, language or content.
Click the thumbnails below to visit the "I Choose" photo gallery on Flickr.
Last updated: 02/15/2013