National Recovery Month


Prevention works,

               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.

Find an event in your area -

More information:

National Empowerment Center
State-by-State listing of consumer-run statewide organizations

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 

Mental Health America - Recovery and Support

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 

SAMHSA(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) 
Recovery Support
    Voice for Recovery (stories and videos)  (from Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals)
Includes documentary on living with schizophrenia

APA and AACP Recovery Oriented Care in Psychiatry - a curriculm for psychiatrists on recovery oriented care



Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Quick Facts 

Prevention and Recovery
Fact Sheet

Addiction: A Real Disease with Effective Treatments 
Healthy Minds Blog

Healthy Minds TV 

Let's Talk Facts Brochures


Substance Abuse
and Addiction




Anxiety Disorders

Warning Signs
of Major
Mental Illnesses