September is National Recovery Month, an annual observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to remind people that treatment is available, and recovery is possible, but overcoming stigma is a critical first step in helping people get the support they need.
Every day, millions of Americans from all walks of life are affected by mental illness or addiction regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Studies show that one in four adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year, and the devastating toll of the ongoing addiction crisis can be seen in communities across the country.
But fear of stigma and feelings of isolation keep many people from seeking the help they need. With the right help and support, people can recover to lead happier, healthier lives.
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