treatment is effective,
and people recover
September is National Recovery Month, a time to promote the benefits of prevention and treatment for mental and substance use disorders and promote the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. The Recovery Month campaign works to raise awareness that behavioral health is an essential part of health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover from substance use and mental disorders
Public Service Announcement:
This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: It's Worth It," emphasizes that while the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming mental and/or substance use disorders are significant and valuable to individuals, families, and communities. People in recovery achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally, and contribute in positive ways to their communities.
National Empowerment Center
Includes a state by state listing of consumer-run statewide organizations.
National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Mental Health America
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
SAMHSA(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Share Ourselves - Stories that Heal (videos)
ChoicesInRecovery.com (from Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals)
Includes documentary on living with schizophrenia
APA and AACP Recovery to Practice Intiative to develop a curriculm for psychiatrists on recovery oriented care