National Prevention Week - Promotion of Mental Health

Promotion of mental health is a complex and often nebulous topic when it comes to community prevention work.  Mental health is much more than simply the absence of mental disorders.  However, this does not mean that promoting mental health and wellness is a simple task.  see the link below for some great information about mental health and evidence-based promotion efforts.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs220/en/

May 14-20 is National Prevention Week.  Mental health promotion is the theme for Saturday, May 20. To learn more, visit www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week.

 


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