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Register today: Webinar On College Drinking Prevention May 25

On Thursday, May 25 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host a webinar titled College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives From the Field. The webinar will highlight an important new resource—the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series—which showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. Register for the webinar to learn important prevention strategies and more about the video series.

Cinco de Mayo Drinking and Driving Prevention Resources

In 2015, nearly 1.5 million underage youth drank alcohol and got behind the wheel, and festivities like Cinco de Mayo increase the risk that anyone might drink and drive. All states and the District of Columbia have 21-year-old minimum drinking age laws, but help those of legal drinking age remember to stay safe during the holiday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a series of free Cinco de Mayo drunk driving resources to share digitally. These materials can help spread the word that buzzed driving is drunk driving, and remind anyone celebrating Cinco de Mayo to designate a sober driver.

CAPT Prevention Training Available

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has launched a new online training series, Prevention SustainAbilities, which is a set of two free online courses available on CAPT’s Prevention Training Now! platform. These interactive, self-paced courses offer practitioners an introduction to best practices for sustaining their prevention efforts, including a step-by-step guide for developing a sustainability plan.

Resources and Opportunities for National Prevention Week

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (NPW) is May 14–20. On May 15, join the live NPW kick-off webcast at 11 a.m. EDT to jump-start the observance. In the meantime, join the #PreventionPower Challenge for April by sharing a video or photo of what you do every day to make each day count. Then challenge someone else to do the same. Watch the NPW promotional video to learn more about this year’s NPW theme, “Making Each Day Count.”

May is Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month in May provides an opportunity for Americans to come together and raise awareness for the millions affected by mental health conditions by fighting misperceptions, providing support, educating the public, and advocating for equal care. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Health Month is an opportunity to share your story, start a discussion, post on social media, join a NAMIWalks Team, and more. Join the national conversation on social media using the hashtag #IntoMentalHealth.