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September is National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services leading the public health discussions about mental health and substance abuse concerns.  These topics are both concerns for our community that require evidence based treatment delivered by trained and caring professionals in partnership with supportive family and friends.

Agencies like Community Action Against Addiction work with our clients and, where able, their families to help guide our clients to identify their path through treatment to recovery.. 


While all days should be used to celebrate treatment and recovery, we take September to recognize the paths available to the members of our community.


National Suicide Prevention Month, is an opportunity to elevate the conversation about suicide prevention help and provide hope to those impacted by suicide.


Prior to 2020 suicide was the tenth-leading cause of death in the nation, and is the second-leading cause of death for young people.


Today, mental health organizations, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), are striving to change to conversation from suicide to suicide prevention.  Services like the NAMI Helpline and the 988 Lifeline are available to those contemplating suicide and those around them with caring and support.


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