September is National Recovery Month
In honor of those we’ve lost, National Recovery Month is meant to find hope in the reality that recovery from substance use and mental health disorders happens. Recovery benefits everyone – families, friends, employers, neighborhoods – as well as the person in recovery.
This September marks the 33rd annual National Recovery Month to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery – just as we celebrate improvements made by people with other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. But unlike those conditions, people living with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders often face shame and stigma.
Please join us for these locally-sponsored National Recovery Month events:
Stories of Gratitude: Conversations with Helping Professionals Who’ve Fostered Recovery
Premiering on www.safercommunity.net
September 9, 2022
Join us to hear how professionals showing kindness and concern can make all the difference to people struggling with addiction. During this series of conversations between people in recovery and the professionals who helped them get there, you’ll witness the impact a helping professional can have in a person’s life. These moving videos could be used during staff trainings to combat the ‘compassion fatigue’ hospital emergency room staff, paramedics and law enforcement are experiencing, with overdose deaths at an all time high. Thanks to American Family Institute for making this series possible.
Purple Lights for Recovery
Show your support for those in recovery by lighting your business, organization or home in purple lights.
Click here by August 15th to reserve your purple light. Arrange to pick up your light at International Overdose Awareness Day event on August 31st, or at Safe Communities’ office Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. Questions? Contact Safe Communities at firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 441-3060
Rally for Recovery and Resource Fair
Hosted by Wisconsin Voices for Recovery
Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison
visit Wisconsin Voices for Recovery website for details https://wisconsinvoicesforrecovery.org/category/events/
Viewing of Tipping the Pain Scale movie and Call to Action to Pass a Good Samaritan Law in Wisconsin
Hosted by Wisconsin Recovery Advocacy Project
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Marcus Theaters Ultra Point Cinema
Purchase tickets at https://gathr.us/screening/32081