Each September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders – and to celebrate people in recovery. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. Visit the SAMHSA website to learn more about Recovery Month and the resources SAMHSA has made available for communities.
September is also National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness and work to end the stigma that often prevents people in need from seeking mental health help.  Visit NAMI and SAMHSA for additional information and crisis resources.
So many communities across New York State are hosting events to support recovery and suicide prevention efforts. We’ve included links to some events here with links to more detailed information. You can also connect with your local Mental Health Department to find out about other opportunities in your community.

Recovery Month Events

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Events