Ohio's 2023 Recovery Celebration

2023 Recovery Celebration
On December 12th, nearly 500 individuals in recovery from throughout Ohio joined the 2023 Recovery Is Beautiful Recovery Celebration. Attendees heard from featured speakers who shared empowering and encouraging messages about navigating mental health and addiction recovery, participated in craft activities, and excitedly celebrated their recovery together.
According to OACBHA CEO Cheri L. Walter, “You have to celebrate recovery. If we’re going to normalize recovery for mental health and addiction we have to say it’s ok to celebrate. I’m so excited to celebrate recovery with everyone who attends this event. I plan to continue celebrating recovery and sharing how beautiful recovery can be because Recovery Is Beautiful!”   
OACBHA extends our appreciation to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation for supporting the event.

A short video from the event is below. 

Keynote Speaker Bios
Nathan Harmon - Nathan is an international speaker and the founder of Your Life Speaks. His message comes from his personal struggles and his desire to help others. In his past he battled divorced parents, suicidal thoughts, alcohol and drug addiction, bulimia, and jail.

Glenda Lezeau - After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, Glenda felt the need to share her story and become a mental health advocate. She started her own company “Rise from Bipolar”, a platform featuring inspiring messages about mental health based on her story.