This September is the 29th annual National Recovery Month (Recovery Month)! We celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
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The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative (SS/HS) takes a comprehensive approach, drawing on the best practices and the latest thinking in education, justice, social services, and mental health to help communities take action. SS/HS has produced many successes over the years, successes that others can use to guide their own programs. Representing school districts all over the United States, SS/HS has served rural towns, suburban communities, tribal communities, and sprawling cities.
SAMHSA’S Voice Awards program honors people in recovery and their family members who are improving the lives of people with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, or both in communities across the country. The awards program also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and showcase that recovery is real and possible through treatment and recovery supports.
The SS/HS initiative offers schools/districts and communities an interactive Framework tool that connects the core components of the SS/HS approach, a roadmap of how to plan and implement programs, and the values at the foundation of it all. The interactive Framework tool allows states and communities to proactively develop a comprehensive plan—rather than rely on a set of patchwork solutions—that addresses their unique needs in mental health promotion and youth violence prevention.
StopBullying.Gov is on Instagram providing bullying prevention tips, inspirational quotes, and photos. This summer, StopBullying.Gov is sharing tips for bullying prevention at camp, and inspiring its followers to play their part in preventing bullying and promoting positive summer memories.
Features five LGBTQ youth who discuss details of their own trauma experiences related to their respective LGBTQ identities, how they gained resilience, and how professionals helped them in this regard.
Presents a Florida-based website that is designed to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery. While it provides information on Florida-based treatment centers, it gives valuable information to youth, parents and adults about addiction and treatment options.
Invites communities to host a town hall meeting on addressing underage and high-risk drinking as part of the 2016 national Town Hall Meeting initiative. The website offers tips and resources, videos, and an interactive map showing different communities that are hosting events across the country.