September is quickly approaching which means it is almost time for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is the annual observance month aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover.
Coalitions: What are you doing to celebrate Recovery Month? Download a free toolkit from SAMHSA, including PSAs.
You can promote Recovery Month efforts by:
- Reviewing and sharing the 2016 Recovery Month toolkit. This comprehensive guide for event organizers and attendees, includes media templates, current data on behavioral health conditions, resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery support services, and tips for event planning and community outreach. The 2016 toolkit is available in English and Spanish.
- Hosting and participating in community events your area. Local and national events, no matter how large or small, can go a long way in promoting the benefits of recovery.
- Sharing and posting on Recovery Month’s Facebook and on Twitter using handle @RecoveryMonth and #RecoveryMonth.
For these resources and more, visit RecoveryMonth.gov and join the voices for recovery.