Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover.
The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) is
committed to reducing the impact of mental health disorders and substance misuse
and abuse on
Wisconsin’s citizens and communities.
If you are in crisis and need help now, please dial 911.
Substance Misuse and Abuse Treatment Services
More information on prevention, treatment, and recovery services where you
live is available from your county Human Services Department.
Find your county
Human Services Department
September is Recovery Month
Since behavioral health is an essential part of health and wellness, Governor
Walker has issued a proclamation declaring September 2014 as Recovery Month
Recovery Month is a national observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, that recognizes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and
recovery for mental health disorders and substance misuse or abuse. This year’s theme, “Join the
Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly talk
about mental health disorders and substance misuse or abuse and the reality of recovery.
“Untreated mental health and substance use disorders devastate the mind, body,
and spirit,” Walker stated in his proclamation. “With appropriate treatment and
ongoing support, people can and do recover.”
Recovery Month events sponsored by community organizations are planned
throughout September across Wisconsin.
Find an event in your area (exit DHS)
Rocking Recovery Rally
A coalition of community organizations is sponsoring a “Rocking Recovery
Rally” on Saturday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outdoors on the State
Street side of the State Capitol in Madison. The public is invited to celebrate
those who are in recovery and to learn more about how access to services and
supports enables those with mental health and substance misuse or abuse issues recover and
live more rewarding lives. Invited speakers include Tom Farley, who will share
from his book, The Chris Farley Show; State Representative John Nygren, author
of recently enacted legislation to address the problem of opioid addiction in
Wisconsin; and Cassie Nygren, who recently celebrated one year of recovery from
Recovery: Survive and Thrive
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states “Mental
health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation
enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full
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August 28, 2014