National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. LEARN MORE
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. LEARN MORE
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Prevention Awareness from the Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ and hear ways your coalition can celebrate Family Day on Sept. 27.
A lot can change in three decades. The challenges our youth face today are not the same as when we began our work, but our mission has never changed: support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
October was first declared National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in 2011. An observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse. Check out the resources on substance abuse prevention provide by SAMHSA.
Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of total traffic deaths. LEARN MORE
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. LEARN MORE