Mental Health Month was started 67 years ago by Mental Health America. This year’s theme, “Life in Recovery” is meant to encourage people to recognize symptoms early on, and empower individuals to be agents in their own recovery. Recovery from mental health issues is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a more self-directed life, and work towards their individual goals.
Our friends say “Life in Recovery“ feels like: “Having energy to do things again.” “There is hope for your life.” “You’ve made it out of a dark forest.” “Being alive again.” “You can let go of the small things and relax enough to live life.” “Having your motivation back.” “Getting a piece of your old self and your life back.” “Happiness and joy can be part of your life again.” “Ups and downs.” “A great sigh of relief.”
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We need your help. During Mental Health Month invest in Step Up’s supportive services promoting “Life in Recovery”! Help Step Up members regain losses and rebuild relationships. Trust themselves. Find their place in the world. Reclaim their power and resiliency. Get more of what is important to them. Join the Welcome Home! Campaign. Recovery. Real solutions. Reasons for hope.
PS: Post this green ribbon on your social media sites in solidarity with Mental Health Month, and use #mentalhealthawarenessmonth. And please ask your employer about a corporate gift match – many companies match employee donations to charitable organizations, often dollar for dollar!