Two important areas in mental health are prevention
. Prevention includes all efforts to prevent a person from developing a mental-health problem. One of the most effective prevention programs has been Head Start
—from the 1960s, these centers have been a path for positive adjustment for many young persons of disadvantaged backgrounds. Another prevention program is the AMHF grant to Astor Services
—we are hoping and trying to learn how to prevent schizophrenia and other serious psychoses among at-risk teens.
Related to prevention is resiliency: the quality of bouncing back from stress, staying at a high level or even becoming stronger when facing adversity. In the past decade numerous books have been written on how to inspire the development of resilient children.
These scholarly based endeavors are laudatory. But are we missing the great efforts in prevention of mental health problems and resiliency-building in an organization so well known to everyone that it risks becoming a mere brand of favored cookies?
A new commemorative coin, authorized by Public Law 111-86, honors the centennial of the founding of the Girl Scouts
by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912. Current CEO Anna Maria Chavez said, "The Girl Scouts is committed to girls' leadership development and training and being the best leadership experience for girls. That will certainly continue to drive our work." The unveiling of a commemorative coin, the USA Centennial Silver Dollar of 2013, was noted in the November 2012 issue of The Numismatist
Marilyn Reback, in the article "Girl Scouts Centennial Dollar Designs Unveiled," notes—