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Changing the Conversation

We want people to know and understand that:

Mental illness and addiction are chronic diseases.

 

Both mental illness and addiction can be successfully treated: Treatment Works and People Recover.

 

Recovery is to be celebrated. Individuals in recovery become active and contributing members of their communities.

Reflections on Recovery

Recovery Stories

  • In 2009 after my 3rd hospital visit, I embarked on a journey of holistic recovery. I am by no means an expert on anything. I have simply found a rhythm that works for me. Recovery Is Beautiful is hopeful to me because it aligns with......

  • This story comes from our friends at the Perry County Tribune’s Profiles in Recovery Series. Her drug of choice – Morphine. As a mother she lost who she was and her values. “I would lie, cheat and steal from people who were always there for......

  • Recovery Is Beautiful Note: The following story uses some strong language.  Excuse my language, but relapse is a bitch, it hurts….it not only hurts you but it hurts those that you love and chose to share it with. You try to be “superwoman/superman” for so......

Recovery is Beautiful Blog

  • Mental Health America (MHA) is teaming up with Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, to help connect more people with critical mental health screening tools and information. Working with MHA, Walgreens launched a new, dedicated mental health “answer center” on its website (www.walgreens.com/mentalhealth) to help......

  • During the month of May, mental health advocates from across the country bring awareness to mental health. Each year May is Mental Health Month aims to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. The National......

  • The Tucker Center for Telecommunications at Bowling Green State University has recently launched an effort to help reduce addiction to prescription opiates and heroin with two powerful videos. Working with individuals in recovery and their family members, the center created videos that highlighted each person’s......