National Recovery Month


September is National Recovery Month, an annual observance held to raise awareness about the benefits of substance use treatment and mental health services and their ability to enable those with mental and/or substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives.

We at NAMI Arkansas are asking you, your peers, your coworkers, and your fellow Arkansans to help us observe National Recovery Month by telling us about your own experiences with recovery. If you personally don’t have a story of recovery, that’s fine! You can still help by telling us what recovery looks like to you. Please only submit your own stories and not the stories of others, unless you are that individual’s legal guardian. Feel free to post your thoughts and experiences to Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #RecoveryinAR or send them to us at . Please, spread the word, and together we can paint the picture of #RecoveryinAR. Deadline for submissions is through the end of September, 2017.

Even a single sentence counts as a story and is perfectly fine for submission!

Please note: You must be 13 or older to participate. Bad language, violent imagery, and other offensive and explicit material are off-limits; we want recovery and inspiration. Please keep stories to 250 words or less.   Any social media posts and submissions will include your name as entered. Please DO NOT use your last name if you do not want your full name to be used in products disseminated by NAMI Arkansas. If you would like for your post to be anonymous, do not include your name in the body of the submission.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact 1-800-273-TALK. The hotline is open 24/7. If you have questions about mental health, please contact the NAMI Arkansas warm line at 1-800-844-0381.