Recovery - Mental Health, Substance Use

Behavioral health is essential to overall health.

Mental health and/or substance use concerns affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels. With the right services and supports, individuals living with these concerns, can and do get better.

Recovery is a journey. It is an ongoing process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery looks and feels different for everyone, but it is possible for everyone. What does recovery from a mental health and/or substance use concern feel like? Check out this fact sheet from Mental Health America. (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Support is available

Free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Use this search tool to locate a local treatment provider. In life-threatening situations, dial 911.

September is Recovery Month

Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health and substance use concerns, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Read Governor Walker's Recovery Month proclamation.


Last Revised: September 19, 2016