In additional to Suicide Prevention Month, September is also National Recovery Month.
National Recovery Month, held every September, aims to increase awareness and celebrate successes of those in recovery.
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Recovery Month is an observance held to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help.
Support recovery in San Mateo County by joining as we celebrate people recovering from mental health and/or substance use disorders, and those who provide prevention, treatment and support services. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Please click here to see a list of local Recovery Month activities.