The DBHDS Behavioral Health Wellness Office is responsible for promoting behavioral health wellness through a comprehensive array of strategies proven to reduce substance abuse and promote mental health. Substance abuse and mental illness share some common risk and protective factors. As a result of reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors for substance abuse, not only will substance abuse prevalence consumption and related consequences be reduced, but prevention of mental illness may be impacted as well.
- Prevention Talks: Family-Based Prevention During COVID-19November 24, 2020YOU ARE INVITED TO: PREVENTION TALKS Prevention Talks is an open online discussion hosted by APSI with speakers who will explore some of the current issues and their potential impact on prevention research and practice. Speakers will represent a variety of stakeholders in the field including […]
- Glaring omission from Biden’s Covid-19 task force: mental health expertiseIn CSB PostNovember 23, 2020The unprecedented spike in depression and anxiety that has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic points to a glaring omission from President-elect Biden’s Covid-19 task force: Mental health expertise is nowhere to be found among the physicians, epidemiologists, and public health experts. […]
- International Survivors of Suicide Loss DayIn CSB PostNovember 20, 2020
- Tobacco prevention use grant opportunityNovember 19, 2020The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is excited to announce a new round of three-year Tobacco Use Prevention funding. In addition to funding tobacco, nicotine, and vaping prevention and cessation instruction, the RFP will include a brand new funding category, supporting community […]
- Scattering CJ: A New Documentary on Mental Health Awareness (Trailer)November 19, 2020https://youtu.be/D4zeH6Ee-Xg https://www.scatteringcjfilm.com/ […]