September has been designated National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For more information on each, please continue reading.
For the past 30 years the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has sponsored National Recovery Month in September. This year Faces and Voices of Recovery takes over that task. Recovery month is a time to celebrate the change and improvements made by those in recovery and increase knowledge and understanding about mental health and substance use. Recovery month also helps bring awareness to recovery practices, the recovery community, and the everyone involved that makes our recovery communities successful and strong. Recovery allows people to live rewarding and healthy lives. This years theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Creating Connections.
For more information please visit nationalrecoverymonth.org
If you or a loved one are seeking information, help, or treatment resources try our resource page here.
If you have an emergency please dial 911 or your local emergency hotline.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Organizations in the field celebrate this month as a time to raise awareness about suicide and reach out to others to let them know they are not alone and help is available. Suicidal thoughts can impact anyone. This month helps not only shed some light on the topic of suicide but connect people to available resources for prevention, treatment, and further discussion. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) celebrates National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week September 6-12, 2020 to further spotlight this issue.
For more information visit the following:
If you or a loved one needs help visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline or dial 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
As always, for an emergency please dial 911 or your local emergency hotline.
-Chris Dorian, founder of Know Your Why Recovery