24th Annual National Recovery Month
This September marks the 24th annual celebration of National Recovery Month, an observance that increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders. This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness," represents the many ways that people can prevent behavioral health issues, seek treatment and sustain recovery as part of a commitment to living a mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy life.
In 2013, National Recovery Month will:
Events will occur in local communities throughout the state, country and online at http://www.recoverymonth.gov and National Recovery Month's social networking pages
Visit Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health, Magellan of Louisiana or call 1-800-424-4399 to receive more information about treatment services or call Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 877-SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727) (Toll-Free) 800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll-Free) http://www.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA's National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD), provides 24-hour, free and confidential information about mental and/or substance use disorders and prevention, treatment, and recovery referrals in English or Spanish.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), provides a free, 24-hour helpline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
SAMHSA's "Find Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment" website, contains information about treatment options and special services located in your area.
The Recovery Month website, contains all the materials from this toolkit and a wide variety of relevant resources.