Mental and/or substance use disorders affect millions of Americans and directly touch the lives of individuals, family members, neighbors, and colleagues. Given the widespread impact and societal cost of these behavioral health conditions, it’s important for communities to make prevention, treatment, and recovery support available and accessible for all who need them
Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month, an observance that increases awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders while encouraging those in need to seek treatment for these conditions.
This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” highlights opportunities for recovery education, support, and celebration. The theme encourages communities to: be visible by knowing the prevalence of mental and/or substance use disorders; be vocal by noticing warning signs and symptoms; and be valuable by raising awareness of the resources available to help.
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For additional information or to find an event near you, please visit www.RecoveryMonth.gov.