September is National Recovery Month
Each year in September, we mark National Recovery Month. During this time, we recognize those who are doing the hard work of recovery, and those therapists, providers, practitioners, family, and community who support them. Another important focus during this time is making sure that those in recovery are aware of some of the resources which are available. These resources may be local, community-based resources, or regional-, state, or even federal-level resources.If you are in recovery, would like to be, or know someone who may be ready to begin the process, here are some resources you can use:
Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990)
If you are, or someone you know is, in crisis:
At the federal level, SAMHSA provides a nationwide treatment locator for mental health needs, substance use, and more. Using this tool, you can locate treatment options that are convenient to you. The locator allows you to search for the kinds of treatment resources you need quickly and easily.
As of July 16, 2022, the nationwide 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline became available. This lifeline is for those in crisis, or for those concerned about someone who may be in crisis. The Lifeline can be reached via telephone, cellphone, SMS, web chat, and social media. The counselors are available to those in all 50 states and 5 territories of the United States via 988.
For veterans who may be in crisis, a dedicated resource has been created: the Veterans Crisis Line. Launched in 2007, this special service now has more than 500 responders in multiple call centers to provide support and assistance. Many of the responders are veterans, so they have a unique understanding of what a veteran is going through. The Veterans Crisis Line is accessed nationwide via 988, then pressing option 1; via SMS; or online chat. There is no requirement that the veteran be enrolled in veterans benefits to access the Crisis Line.
Remember: You are not alone.
At CEH, we have skilled, compassionate providers in dozens of communities around the state of North Carolina, and now in Florida as well. Give us a call and let us help you or your loved one.