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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.

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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 throughout Wisconsin.

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)

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 potential.”

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Last Revised: September 15, 2014