Prevention & Wellness

Empowering People Nationwide to Make Healthy Choices and Live a Healthy, Fulfilled Substance-Free Life.

Why Prevention & Wellness is Important

The prevention of substance use disorder and the daily practice of wellness are two important goals to Chris Herren and the Herren organizations. We believe they go hand in hand.

Every day, individuals are impacted by the negative effects of substance use, other harmful behaviors and mental illness. Effective prevention and wellness initiatives have proven to make a positive impact on the development of social and emotional well-being and help to reduce the misuse of substances.

Giving people of all ages the tools they need to make healthy choices and live happy, fulfilling lives is vital to the prevention of substance use disorder. Herren Project’s prevention and wellness initiatives are aimed at preventing the misuse of substances, empowering those affected by the disease of addiction and encouraging overall wellbeing.

Herren Project Clubs

Encourage Students in Your Community to Make Healthy Choices and Be True to Themselves With Herren Project Clubs.

This school-based prevention and wellness program helps empower students to live substance-free lives and gives then a safe space to relieve stress and be who they are.

The club is built on five important pillars of wellness and leadership:

Herren Project Clubs Five Pilars

Through peer to peer support environment, students learn fun, healthy ways to build on skills focused on the pillars by participating in activities like mindfulness exercises, art projects, icebreaker games and more. Giving students the tools they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives substance-free.

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Herren Project Clubs in schools and communities

Wellness Week With Herren

Prevention. Wellness. Recovery.

Join Herren Project and the Herren organizations for our annual nationwide prevention and wellness initiative held the first full week of March. Our goal is to prevent the misuse of substances and to empower those affected by the disease of addiction while promoting personal wellness, healthy choices and the power of being you!

Wellness Week with Herren Kickoff
Dodgeball Tournament Winners

National Recovery Month

Celebrate Recovery With Herren Project

samhsa recovery month logo

We believe recovery and healing happen together. We know that strong community makes for strong recovery. We participate in SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month held in September to support and celebrate the millions of individuals proudly living their lives in recovery from mental health and substance use disorder. Check our calendar of events for a full list of events.

ways to give back

Give Back
Spread the message and make a difference. There are lots of ways to get involved with Herren Project whether your a student, business owner, an athlete or community member, everyone can make an impact.

Herren Project Student Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants
In an effort to give back to schools and communities nationwide, Herren Project offers scholarships and grants specifically for high school seniors, after-prom and graduation events, and for The First Day film.

Herren Project Student Resources

Student Resources
Get the answers you need. Herren Project has compiled a list of trusted resources related to substance use, mental health and wellness. Our licensed clinicians are also available to answer your questions.

ways to give back

Give Back
Spread the message and make a difference. There are lots of ways to get involved with Herren Project whether your a student, business owner, an athlete or community member, everyone can make an impact.

Herren Project Student Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants
In an effort to give back to schools and communities nationwide, Herren Project offers scholarships and grants specifically for high school seniors, after-prom and graduation events, and for The First Day film.

Herren Project Student Resources

Student Resources
Get the answers you need. Herren Project has compiled a list of trusted resources related to substance use, mental health and wellness. Our licensed clinicians are also available to answer your questions.

“It is tragic that wellness is not a core class. We need to be better about how we present this disease to kids. We need to focus on prevention. The first day; not the last.” – Chris Herren

“It is tragic that wellness is not a core class. We need to be better about how we present this disease to kids. We need to focus on prevention. The first day; not the last.” – Chris Herren