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September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is an observance in September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can empower those with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments.

The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

Do share posts from this site to educate others on mental illness and substance use disorder to encourage those who are in recovery and even the ones who are not.

There is nothing you can do until they ‘hit bottom’ #MythBustingMondays

#MythBustingMondays -People who can’t stop doing drugs lack willpower

As much as I want you to get well, I love you even if you don’t

It’s not just their recovery. It’s yours, too

Challenge doctors that hand over opiate prescriptions without questions

Ask your oral surgeon to stop prescribing oxycodone for teen wisdom teeth removal

Letter from a drug dealer

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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