Behavioral Health Prevention

The Office of Behavioral Health Prevention (OBHP) is the state agency charged with providing prevention leadership, strategic planning, and services to improve the mental/emotional well-being of communities, families, and individuals in Georgia.

The OBHP develops and contracts for prevention services across the state specifically designed to reduce the risks and increase protective factors linked to substance abuse-related problem behaviors, suicide, and mental health promotion.

Learn about our prevention services in each of the three inter-related behavioral health areas:

Substance Abuse Prevention
Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Promotion
Governor's Red Ribbon Campaign

Download this pdf file. Download the 2020 Behavioral Health Prevention Cookbook

National Prevention Week 2021 Schedule

National Prevention Week Webinar

May 10 – 14, 2021
National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention. NPW is celebrated annually in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities and organizations throughout the year while coming together to raise awareness about the importance of substance misuse prevention and positive mental health. 


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