As you may already know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Given the myriad risks marijuana use presents to mental health, such as schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety, depression, future substance abuse, and suicide, we always ensure we present these risks prominently in all of our materials.
To help you spread the message on marijuana use’s harms to mental health, we have created the graphic below for you to share on your social media channels.
The graphic includes a link to one of our most comprehensive resources, our webpage dedicated to Marijuana and Mental Health.
The site has plenty of facts and links to further research that you could share to help raise awareness.
Furthermore, this week is also National Prevention Week, as sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
On Wednesday, May 14th, the focus will be on Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use. As such, please feel free to use some of our materials to lead discussions on the harms of youth marijuana use and how marijuana commercialization and normalization has led to a concerning rise in use of the drug among our young people.
Here is our latest one-pager discussing the recent rise in youth use:
Speaking of SAMHSA, we recently sat down and interviewed Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and director of SAMHSA, as a part of our 2020 SAM Summit.
Click here to register today so you will be able to virtually view all of our presentations and speakers as soon as they are made available.
Once again, all of our efforts would be impossible without your support. Please consider chipping in to the fight against Big Pot with a tax-deductible gift today by clicking the link below.
Thank you for all that you do,