Health Minute: National Recovery Month

Sep 1, 2020

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September is National Recovery Month. It’s a time to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and substance abuse, and to celebrate those who are recovering. 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 43 million adults in the United States suffer from a diagnosable mental illness; but, 60% do not seek treatment. And, nearly 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, but only 10% receive treatment.

Help is available and recovery is possible. Strong and supportive communities can help people recover, find hope, and live healthy and productive lives.

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU