19 Aug Wristbands – Changing the Conversation!
Over the course of the year Recovery Is Beautiful has given out thousands purple Recovery Is Beautiful wristbands. These bands are an excellent way to get the message out and change the conversation! People are able to demonstrate that mental illness and addiction are chronic illnesses, that treatment works and people recover, and that recovery should be celebrated! It is not uncommon for people to think only of the barriers, struggles, or losses that those in recovery have experienced. While people do struggle as a result of their addiction and/or mental illness, their recovery should be celebrated and spoken of in a positive light. The Recovery Is Beautiful bracelets helps to remove the stigma around mental illness and addiction by encouraging dialogue and educating individuals on why recovery is to be celebrated.
These wristbands give the wearer the opportunity to talk about why Recovery Is Beautiful and ultimately work to change the conversation. I have heard countless stories of people wearing the Recovery Is Beautiful bracelets and the awesome conversations they have had with people who are simply curious about recovery. Folks seem to come out of the interaction feeling incredibly happy and thankful for the chance they got to share their story of recovery or hear someone else’s.
Those who wear the Recovery Is Beautiful bands feel empowered. They are proud of what they or others that they know that have overcome and represent the celebration of recovery. It is so amazing to see how much the wristbands have impacted individuals for the better and have changed the conversation around recovery from mental illness and addiction!