Tag: Voices for Recovery

Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month and has been designated as such for over 25 years.  According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, 1 in 12 adults struggled with addiction during the last year and 1 in 5 had a mental illness.  The theme for this year is “Join the Voices for Recovery:  Speak up, Reach out.”   Recovery is a reality if a person reaches out for help.   The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organization certifies thousands of individuals each year as Mental Health First Aiders.  The goals of MHFA are to help people who are developing a mental illness or who are in a crisis.  Additionally, the program is designed to decrease the stigma of mental illness and increase knowledge. Encourage friends and family members to speak up and speak out about the hope of recovery. Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U