September is Recovery Month
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness of behavioral health conditions. This observance promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and/or substance use disorders.
There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate National Recovery Month. They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.
Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental and/or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions. It's important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote acceptance. Support from families is essential to recovery, so it's important that family members have the tools to start conversations about prevention, treatment, and recovery. Too many people are still unaware that prevention works and that mental and/or substance use disorders can be treated, just like other health problems.
Go here to discover Recovery Events in your area. Here is one local Minneapolis event that brings people together so they can share real life experiences of the power of recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders.
2021 Minnesota Walk for Recovery : Register
Minnesota Recovery Connection's Annual Walk for Recovery is a way to celebrate recovery, show your support, generate hope, reduce stigma and offer living proof that recovery is real! All proceeds will help Minnesota Recovery Connection continue their mission to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer support, public education, and advocacy.
When: Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minnesota State Capitol Grounds
Strengthen Your Body, Empower Your Mind, Energize Your Being