Do you know someone who is suffering, has recovered or is recovering from a mental health or substance abuse disorder? You may want to give that person some extra encouragement during National Recovery Month.
Each September, organizations and individuals across the country raise awareness and understanding regarding these conditions through events, PSAs and other outreach avenues.
“National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life,” according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. “Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.”
Below we have provided inspirational 10 quotes and images that you can post and share with others during National Recovery Month as we, as a society, move toward putting an end to the stigmas attached to substance abuse and mental health issues.
Click here to visit the official National Recovery Month website.