Recovery Month 2021: Recovery is for Everyone09/20/21 03:00:pm
Each year, September marks National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use, the treatment options available for those who are struggling, and the successes of those in recovery. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” in celebration of the diverse populations battling, and overcoming, substance use and other mental health conditions.
As Rogers celebrates the 32nd annual National Recovery Month, we invite you to reflect on the lives that have been changed with the help of our care by sharing comments from former Rogers patients.
Additionally, many of Rogers’ clinics are recognizing the importance of Recovery Month with special events for employees and patients:
Appleton invited both employees and patients to take part in a weekly dress-up day, which included Sports Day, Comfy Day, and Wear Purple Day in recognition of purple as the official color of National Recovery Month. Patients also had the opportunity to write about what recovery means to them on slips of paper and the sidewalks surrounding the clinic to share messages of hope and support.
The clinic team is also wearing purple this month and are doing so every Wednesday. Additionally, patients in the outpatient programs are writing about their recoveries and decorating a wall with their stories.
Staff will take part later this month in a Wear Purple Day to show their support for those in recovery. Two of Kenosha’s therapists in the Mental Health and Addiction Recovery program also joined a panel for NAMI Racine County to discuss the importance of discharge planning and connecting patients with peer support to aid in their recovery.
Silver Lake is celebrating a spirit week from September 20 to 24, featuring daily dress-up days including Sports Day, Motivational Shirt Day, Purple Day, and Dress for Success.
Interested in learning more or joining a virtual Recovery Month event? Check out the official Recovery Month website.