CFLR to Focus on Prevention During Mental Health Awareness Month

Utica, New York (May 2023) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Center for Family Life and Recovery will be raising awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues thru a series of educational events the week of May 7th thru May 13th during National Prevention Week.

During National Prevention Week (NPW), Center for Family Life and Recovery will focus on how schools, the community and families can all take an active role in helping to prevent substance abuse while also promoting positive mental health.

“We have many events planned throughout the community during Prevention Week,” said Cassandra Sheets, CEO of CFLR. “We have an ice cream social in Madison BOCES, ‘Science of Addiction’ presentations scheduled in Holland Patent Central School District, a vaping presentation for Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District students, and a ‘Talk Saves Lives’ suicide prevention training for Cornell Cooperative Staff.”

In addition to these events, prevention specialists have a wealth of informational social media posts for both prevention week and mental health month that school districts can utilize as well.

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert in advocacy, prevention, counseling, and employee assistance programs. Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction and recovery, mental health, and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness, and transform lives. To learn more, visit or call (315) 733-1709.

Posted by Cassandra Sheets