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Get Ready, Get Set – Recovery Month 2014

Get Ready, Get Set – Recovery Month 2014

The 25th Recovery Month celebration is just around the corner, and September will be here in no time. Why should we ALL care? Because 23 million people are living in Recovery – something of which most people are not aware. Because 23 million more struggle with the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction ofContinue Reading

Recovery Month – Celebrate & Promote the Message | Recovery is Real

Recovery Month – Celebrate & Promote the Message | Recovery is Real

There are 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction – would you have ever guessed it was that high? Not only that, but their family members are living happy, healthier lives as well because addiction affects the entire family. And, their communities are experiencing the ripple-effect benefits of their being in recovery: less crime, moreContinue Reading

Mental Illness – What You Need to Know

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012 is October 7 – 13. Why should each of us individually care? What can we do as individuals? The Significant Statistics Related to Mental Illness An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in aContinue Reading

Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Substance Abuse Prevention – October 1 marks the beginning of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – a national celebration coordinated by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Unfortunately, it’s an event that’s easy to gloss over or dismiss because people often don’t think substance abuse affects them. But here are the numbers. TheContinue Reading

PTSD Awareness Month – June 2012

“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 1 in 29 Americans, from our country’s service men and women to abused children and survivors of rape, domestic violence and natural disasters,” says HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in her press release announcing PTSD Awareness Month.  To raise awareness about PTSD, how its developed, its symptoms, those who experience it, andContinue Reading

Mental Health – the Impacts of Childhood Trauma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and I want to zero in on one this year’s celebration objectives – to raise awareness of trauma and its impacts. Specifically, I want to zero in on childhood trauma. As Paolo del Vecchio wrote in his article, “AWARENESS: Understanding the Link Between Life Experiences andContinue Reading

Suicide Prevention | Facebook, SAMHSA & National Suicide Join Forces

Suicide prevention efforts have expanded with the partnering of SAMHSA, Facebook and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Nearly 100 Americans die by suicide every day. That’s 36,035 lives every year. In the past year, more than 8 million Americans 18+ had thought seriously about suicide. Facebook Safety, SAMHSA and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ’1-800-273-TALKContinue Reading

Support America’s Service Men, Women & Families This Veterans Day — Help Raise Awareness About PTSD

by Lisa Frederiksen “I still have the nightmares, never got over the nightmares. And with God as my witness, I read my paper this morning — and right now, I can’t tell you what I read. I can’t remember. But what happened on that day is tattooed on your soul. There’s no way I canContinue Reading