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National Prevention Week Will Take Place from May 7 – 13, 2023!

Sign up now for National Prevention Week, a national public education platform showcasing the work of communities and organizations across the country dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of substance misuse prevention and positive mental health.

Join the NIH HEAL Connections Lived Experience Panel

Do you have experience living with a pain condition or recovery from opioid use? We are seeking your insights on a Lived Experience Panel to help make a positive impact in your community through research findings!
HEAL Connections, a new effort from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) HEAL Initiative to help connect research results to meaningful change, is forming a panel of people who have firsthand experience living with pain and/or opioid use disorder. Panel members will help identify ways to better use and share research findings to address the opioid crisis and improve pain management. No previous panel or research experience required. All training will be provided, and panel members will be compensated.

More than a DSM Code: Addressing Stigma Experienced by Families — Webinar

Friday, May 19, 2023 12 p.m. ET

Parents and caregivers often feel dismissed, blamed for their child’s challenges, or perceived as an extension of their child’s diagnoses. This 90-minute webinar will bring awareness to the normalization of stigma and how it may manifest in unintended ways. It will present a call to action to challenge the status quo and offer strategies for addressing stigmatizing behaviors in real time.


Mental Health Awareness Month is a Time for Self-Care

It’s May and spring is officially here. Flowers are blooming. Kids are playing outside. Birds are chirping. For me, this time of year is often associated with growth, renewal, hope and positivity—a perfect time to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month and a perfect time to focus on our own mental health and wellness.