New Prevention Mascot Unveiled for Connecticut
The 2021 Statewide National Prevention Week Committee has decided to create a prevention mascot for the State of Connecticut! This mascot is meant to be used for all aspects of National Prevention Week and throughout the year. Similar as Gizmo, the mascot for suicide prevention, our new mascot can be used on promotional materials, handouts, social media posts, and more!
What is the new mascot? A Starfish! Why? There are many arms of a starfish – and many aspects of prevention. Prevention reaches out and we all know that prevention matters to each person impacted by our work. During National Prevention Week, we will be having a naming contest and we encourage you and your community members will participate. By doing your part to spread the word, we can find the perfect name! In addition, please use the hashtag #PreventionHappensHereCT for all National Prevention Week and other prevention activities so we can all see the great work happening right here in Connecticut.