August 27, 2015
September is National Recovery Month
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) to increase awareness of behavioral health. This observance promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental illness and addiction. This year’s Recovery Month theme is, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” Click here for more information, including the Recovery Month toolkit.
Be the 95% Problem Gambling Awareness Campaign Launched
Partners of Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG) – the Ohio Casino Control Commission, Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), and Ohio Racing Commission have launched a new campaign named Be the 95%, which is designed to prevent problem gambling and to build awareness of resources aimed at helping at-risk individuals. The campaign has been specifically molded to reach the “influencers” of problem gamblers – parents, spouses, siblings and friends – to provide engaging tips for low-risk gambling, and to direct Ohioans to a web-site that offers a “take the quiz” problem gambling screening feature. Click here for localizable campaign resources. Scroll to the bottom of the page under “Community Toolkit” and enter the password: 95percent (no spaces).
Survey for 2016 Recovery Conference
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are collaborating to host a recovery conference in 2016 and would like to reach out to individuals in an effort to learn what they deem important and are interested in as it relates to peer support conference presentations. This survey, which is five questions long, will be open until September 30, 2015. Click here to take the survey.
Recovery Is Beautiful Highlight
As Recovery Is Beautiful continues to build a website that will be helpful to individuals looking for resources associated with recovery from a mental illness and addiction, new resources have been uploaded to the Recovery Is Beautiful website. These resources are the statewide contacts that serve Ohio. To view the resources, click here.