Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger
Mental and substance use disorders affect millions of Americans. Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) to increase awareness of these disorders and celebrate the individuals living in recovery.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Recovery Month efforts to celebrate the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help. The 2019 theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger,” emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks of support. It reminds us that mental and substance use disorders affect all of us and that we are all part of the solution.
SAMHSA has created two PSAs to spread this message of collective strength. Post Your Recovery delivers words of encouragement from the recovery community, while Building Recovery shows how support can empower those living in recovery as well as individuals seeking help to achieve their recovery goals. Both are available for television and radio, in English and Spanish, in :20- and :30-second lengths, and in closed and open-ended formats.
There are millions of Americans in recovery sharing hope, help, and support. You can help those still in need of treatment discover the resources available to them by downloading and sharing these uplifting PSAs. We encourage you to share both!