Women of Strength would like to announce our 10th Annual National Recovery month Community Event held in celebration of National Recovery Month. 

This event will be held September 19, 2015 10-2 at 1801 N Tryon St Charlotte NC 28206.

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

 In its 26th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways individuals can use to recognize behavioral health issues and reach out for help. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

We will have speakers who will share their experience, strength and hope to the participants of this event. We will also have other community resources on hand to provide information regarding various programs within the community.

This event will be marketed and promoted throughout August and September and will include radio and newspaper press releases August.

This event will be recorded and published for review. Progress for this event will be determined through level of community involvement in planning, # of participants for the actual event, # of sponsors and endorsements and # of positive feedback responses from community.

Thank you in advance. Melissa R Enoch-DeBerry, Founder of Women of Strength, APNC member PO Box 44324 Charlotte NC 28215 (704) 807-2181