Campaigns Goal: To highlight the connection of a variety of prevention missions in their efforts to deploy prevention strategies that will address a human’s basic needs, reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, and produce healthy individuals, relationships and communities.
Awareness + Action
When gambling behavior interferes with finances, relationships and the workplace, a serious problem already exists. Anyone who gambles can develop problems. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the risks.
As a young person, you have more power than you think when it comes to saying “no.” Developing your personal power to refuse to drink alcohol takes planning ahead to stay in control. The Kansas Prevention Collaborative would like to help you by sharing facts to know, drills to help train your refusal skills and encouragement to flex your authority to say “no.”
It’s OKAY to not be Okay, so find your SAFE people today and say HELLO! It’s often easy to share with others the fun things and to hide those parts of us that are vulnerable, difficult, and even scary. It can also be difficult to ask for help. The Kansas Prevention Collaborative encourages you to find your safe people and just say “hello”.
This year, we’re bringing back the #IChooseToday theme for National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Youth are encouraged to make choices today that will benefit their future selves – those that promote health, well-being, and personal values.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign where groups across America hold conferences, air Public Service Announcements, provide counselor trainings, host health screening days, run social media campaigns and many other activities to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.
Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health campaign organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol.
Part of creating safe living spaces is ensuring that all potentially harmful medications are kept in places that are inaccessible to children and anyone to whom they are not prescribed.
Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. The 2019 Kansas Summary of Vital Statistics reported 521 deaths by suicide in the state of Kansas and that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people of ages 15 – 34 years. With the firm belief that suicide is a preventable public health concern, we are calling on all Kansans to reach out to those they know between the ages of 15 and 34 and do a “check in”.
October was first declared National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in 2011 as 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. Click the button below to check out the resources on substance abuse prevention provide by SAMHSA.
So much of suicide prevention depends on preparing for crisis before it happens. During this campaign, we shared video and social media content to help build skills around planning for crises and normalize conversations around mental health and personal safety.
October was first declared as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in 2011. This campaign’s goal was to reduce stigma around getting help and being in recovery. It worked to normalize self-care with the tags “#BECAUSEOFTHIS” and “ICHOOSETODAY”.