Leading up to NPW, SAMHSA will be encouraging individuals and organizations to create and share a prevention story on social media—whether it’s telling how they are helping to prevent substance use or sharing the ways they’re promoting mental health during COVID-19. Be a part of the national conversation about how prevention works!
How You Can Be Included
#MyPreventionStory is about capturing our collective mental health and substance misuse prevention experiences. Here are some ideas for how individuals and organizations can get involved. This is not a complete list, and all entries are welcome, including videos, photos, artwork, poems, written stories, etc. Feel free to submit multiple entries.
Easy Ways to Participate
- Make a short video of a member of your organization or community sharing a story that exemplifies the importance of prevention. This could be a leader in your organization, a young person in your community, or anyone with a particularly impactful prevention story.
- Share a compelling, original video or photo that illustrates why prevention or mental health promotion is so important. Include a brief explanation for context.
- Create a visual work of art—like a group painting or collage—then share a picture of the finished product and explain its meaning. For example, individuals could paint one thing that inspires their prevention efforts as part of a large group mural.
- Ask a leader in your organization or community to write a short statement about how the COVID-19 pandemic changed their perspective on the importance of prevention and positive mental health.
Stay tuned for more information about submitting your #MyPreventionStory and dates!