Seminar to recognize National Prevention Week

Beacon Light Behavioral Health will offer a free prevention seminar at the Youngsville Borough building on Thursday, May 22 at 10 a.m. The seminar will focus on strengthening the community through substance abuse prevention and the promotion of mental health.

The seminar will be held in recognition of National Prevention Week 2014, a national health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week echoes a key message of the U.S. Surgeon General’s National Prevention Strategy, emphasizing that prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives – including where and how we live, learn, work, and play – and that everyone has a role in creating a healthier nation.

The seminar will be given by Nicole Drozdiel, prevention specialist for Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. The presentation will recognize important prevention successes in Warren and Forest counties; will focus on areas that continue to need improvement; and brainstorm new ways local citizens can work together to create a healthier and addiction-free community.

For more information about the seminar or other prevention programs, contact the Prevention Department at Beacon Light Behavioral Health at 584-1140.

National Prevention Week 2014 is a national recognition effort that was developed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, who is a leader in prevention research, resources and promotion throughout the United States.