July is Minority Mental Health Month

July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US).     

Minority Mental Health Month                      




NICOTINE is one of the most addictive drugs, and is found in e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.


“The Talk” video-ATOD campaign

When parents and children continuously talk about drugs, children are less likely to get involved with drugs. When have you had “The Talk”?


Henrico Area Prevention Services

Prevention is a very broad word that is used in various fields.  Henrico Area Prevention Services uses the term Prevention as it relates to the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention.  Our goal at Henrico Area Prevention Services is to promote health and wellness.  Henrico Area Prevention Services supports individuals, family and community strengths, by reducing the influence of risk factors, and increasing protective factors.  Addressing risks and building upon the strengths of youth, families, and communities averts the need for more costly substance use and mental health treatment services.


Henrico Area Prevention Services stays current by following “best practices” to deliver quality prevention services.  SAMHSA is leading the way to new approaches in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention.  Henrico Area Prevention Services, as well  as the state of Virginia, aligns itself with SAMHSA model to implement Prevention Strategies.  SAMHSA is promoting the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.  We are implementing this model through our various programs and environmental strategies in our community.  Visit our Wellness Wheel to learn what we are doing to promote the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

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