As part of the 2013 National Prevention Week, SAMHSA launched its "I Choose" Project to gather personal messages from people of all ages about why substance abuse prevention or mental health is important.
This year (2013), the theme for National Prevention Week is: "Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference." Building on this theme, SAMHSA is initiating the "I Choose" Project, a way for you to make a difference, be a positive example, and inspire others.
Participating is easy! All you have to do is take a photograph of yourself holding a sign with your personal message about why substance abuse prevention or mental health is important to you. For example, you could say "I choose prevention because I want to be healthy and happy." Or you could write "I choose treatment…" or another "I choose" statement, such as "I choose not to give up because things do get better."
For more information, see the "I Choose" project website .