September is National Recovery Month in King County

Each September, we recognize and celebrate National Recovery Month. This year, the theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery and spreads a message of hope to individuals, families, and communities. It is also a moment to thank the peers and behavioral health workers who make recovery possible for so many.  

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Recovery Month Art & Poetry Contest Announcement! Submissions due August 20th. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 3RD!

National Recovery Month, which is celebrated in September every year, is approaching soon. In preparation, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."

SEPTEMBER MARKS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH: HOW TO SUPPORT FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RECOVERY

Originally written by Sharon Bogan on Public Health Insider September marks National Recovery Month, a time to acknowledge the gains made by those in recovery who have faced challenges from mental health or substance use disorders. Many of us have faced these challenges ourselves or know a close friend or family member who has. This…

Deadline for Recovery Month Poster Art and Poetry Contest is Friday!

https://youtu.be/UOcD_oS0fpc About the Contest In preparation for National Recovery Month, which occurs every year in September, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Poster Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Rising Above it All: Wellness, Resilience, and Recovery”. The contest is open to adults, youth and family members…

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The Seeds of Transformation

A poem by Valera Corliss The Seeds of Transformation The seeds of Transformation,lie deep, desiccated, dormant, in thefurnace of the rocky, sandy desert soil.Dreaming of Rain…Thirsting for waters of restoration,resurrection…of Hope and Faith in Potential,The Possible…Waiting for the baptism of Love thatnurtures theEmergence,from the desolation of their inheritance.To rise above, conquer the environment ofdesolationthey were…

September is National Recovery Month

Cross-posted from the King County Recovery Coalition We observe National Recovery Month in September to celebrate the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders. In 2014, 20.2 million adults in the U.S. had a substance use disorder and 7.9 million had both a substance use disorder and another mental health condition.…