FREEPORT — The FHN Family Counseling Center, with the help of the Illinois Department of Human Services, will recognize National Prevention Week through virtual school spirit days.


This year’s National Prevention Week will take place from May 10-16 and will be celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day will include a prevention topic and a spirit day dress code.


On May 11, the topic will be “Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse.” The spirit day will be Athletes vs. Mathletes. On May 12, the topic will be “Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse.” The spirit day will be Tourist Tuesday. On May 13, the topic will be “Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use.” The spirit day will be Twin Day/Opposite Day. On May 14, the topic will be “Preventing Youth Tobacco Use.” The spirit day will be Hero vs. Villain. On May 15, the topic will be “Preventing Suicide.” The spirit day will be Class Colors.


Students and their families are encouraged to post pictures of their outfits on social media with the hashtag #NPW2020.


National Prevention Week is held during the third week of May. Each year FHN works with area schools to share multiple prevention messages with students, including avoiding underage drinking, avoiding tobacco use and preventing suicide.


For information: fhn.org.