Save the Date! HUD/SAMHSA: National Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series MAY 2022

Save the Date! HUD/SAMHSA: National Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series MAY 2022 each WednesdayThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are teaming up to present a series of free webinars this May to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month!The webinars will take place each Wednesday in May and will feature leading mental health and housing professionals from SAMHSA and HUD, as well as practitioners from their respective communities. This collaboration will focus on mental health issues that our nation is facing in the post-pandemic world, plus issues specific to HUD’s communitiesUpcoming webinars include:May 4, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Webinar 1: Mental Health 101 – Overview of Mental Health Issues in the Modern World
Access Code: 4670871#May 11, 2022 1:00 PM ET
Webinar 2: 988 – What’s on the Horizon
Access Code 8477433#May 18, 2022 2:00 PM ET
Webinar 3:Get Help – Reducing Stigma Associated with Mental Health
Access Code: 5955873#May 25, 2022 2:00 PM ET
Webinar 4: Now What? – Mental Health Issues in Post-COVID America
Access Code: 6268721#Save the Date for National Prevention Week and SAMHSA’s Prevention Day 2022!National Prevention Week (NPW), May 8–14, is a national public education platform bringing together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.
SAMHSA’s Prevention Day will take place on Monday, May 9, and it will be delivered virtually through an interactive online conference platform.NPW Daily Themes
Each year, NPW includes daily themes to focus on major substance use and mental health topics. The 2022 daily themes are:May 9: Strengthening Community Resilience: Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention
May 10: Preventing Substance Use and Promoting Mental Health in Youth
May 11: Preventing Suicide: Everyone Plays a Role
May 12: The Talent Pipeline: Enhancing the Prevention Workforce
May 13: Prevention is Everywhere: Highlighting Efforts Across Settings and Communities
May 14: Celebrating Prevention HeroesPrevention Challenge
This year, SAMHSA is creating a new way to participate in NPW through #MyPreventionStory.
Leading up to NPW, SAMHSA encourages everyone 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. Take the challenge and be a part of the national conversation about how prevention works!For more information about NPW 2022, including resources to help you raise awareness and plan activities in your community, visit the SAMHSA website or send questions or requests to SAMHSA’s NPW Coordinator David Wilson at david.wilson@samhsa.hhs.gov.
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