September is National Recovery Month.
One of the pillars of Mental Health First Aid is promoting hope for recovery. With SAMHSA’s campaign Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthening Families and Communities, we can support those during their journey to reclaim the lives they wish to live.
National Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. National Recovery Month celebrates people in long-term recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
To find services near you please call 1-800-662-HELP. SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Read Zach’s powerful testimony:
“Recovery has given me a life I could have never imagined.”
About the Author:
Lauren Hultstrand is the Mental Health Project Coordinator at SC Thrive. She is currently providing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training at no cost to community members in Spartanburg County thanks to a generous Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant. She works closely with the United Way of the Piedmont and intends to train 1,200 First Aiders by September 2018. To date, she has spent over 150 hours training in Mental Health First Aid courses.