Tune in to 1350am KMAN radio tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. to hear Robbin Cole, Executive Director of Pawnee Mental Health Services live on the air with Cathy Dawes during KMAN’s In Focus program.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Pawnee’s next class will be held in Manhattan, KS on Tuesday, September, 30 and Tuesday, October 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To register or for more information contact our office at (785) 587- 4300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Recovery Month raises awareness of mental and substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers.
Pawnee Mental Health Services expresses appreciation to the following counties and cities for proclaiming September as National Recovery Month:
City of Junction City
City of Manhattan
City of Mankato
Our next class will be offered in Manhattan on September 30 and October 7. For more information or to register call (785) 587-4300 or email email@example.com.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight class designed to teach skills to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Each September Pawnee Mental Health takes time to celebrate National Recovery Month. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to discuss mental health and substance use disorders and the reality that recovery is possible. It also aims to foster public understanding and acceptance about mental heath, substance use, and recovery.
In 2012, 65.9 million people in the United States were diagnosed with a mental health or substance issue. People in recovery are all around us. They are full contributors to our community, participating in business, volunteering, and providing for their families. To promote an even more accepting environment, where people feel free to join others on their path of recovery, we must reach out to them or speak up for their cause. We need to recognize that mental and/or substance use disorders can be treated, just like other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension. We can work together to improve the overall health of our community by supporting behavioral health.
As we celebrate National Recovery Month, it is important to recognize that most people in recovery find that treatment is effective in reducing their symptoms. Treatment providers at Pawnee Mental Health have witnessed the positive reality of recovery in people’s lives as they achieve improved mental and physical health, and form stronger relationships with their family members, neighbors, and peers.
In the spirit of Recovery Month please join me in taking time to support and celebrate those people in our lives who are going through recovery. Let’s also take time to remember that people with mental health or substance issues can get better, and that they need the support of a welcoming community – one that speaks up for their cause and reaches out to lend a hand!
Adam McCaffrey LSCSW, LAC, MA
Director of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services
Adam McCaffrey, Director of Pawnee’s Therapy and Recovery Services will be on KCLY 100.9 FM radio tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10 at 9:45 a.m. Tune in to hear more about National Recovery Month.
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: 700 N. Jefferson Street, Junction City (Municipal Building)
Click here for more information: http://www.gchks.org/wellness/healthfair
For the last 25 years, communities and individuals across the country have joined together in September to observe National Recovery Month and celebrate the journey and achievements of the millions of Americans who are in recovery from a substance use or mental health condition.
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use and mental health disorders; celebrates people in recovery; recognizes the contributions of treatment and service providers; and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.
At a White House press release to kick off Recovery Month activities, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the latest estimates and a summary infographic displaying the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States. In the past year, nearly 1 in 12 American adults had a substance use disorder and 1 in 5 had a mental illness – with 10 million adults experiencing a severe mental illness and 7.7 million experiencing a co-occurring substance use and mental health condition.
Through community events, media outreach, and more, Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. SAMHSA has made several resources available on its website to support Recovery Month activities:
Community Events: Holding an event can be a fun and important way to make a difference in your community. Learn more and find an event near you.
Recovery Month 2014 Toolkit: SAMHSA created the Recovery Month toolkit to increase awareness of the power of recovery. The kit provides individuals and organizations with the resources they need to help people with mental and/or substance use disorders. The toolkit contains 4 sections: targeted outreach, media outreach, resources, and “join the voices for recovery.”
Visit SAMHSA’s Recovery Month website to learn more, connect on social media, send a Recovery Month e-card, share your story of recovery, and more.
Rebecca Farley Director, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health
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