RecOVERY SUPPORT

Recovery RoundUp

BACKGROUND &

4 DIMENSIONS SUPPORTING RECOVERY

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1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental illness.

We also know people with mental and/or substance use disorders can recover and/or manage their conditions successfully.

Home -

Having a stable and safe place to live

Health -

Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms—for example, abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem—and, for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being

Community -

Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope

Purpose -

Conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society

Recovery Round-Up

 The Recovery Support workgroup is working to identify support services for those experiencing behavioral health issues in our community and develop opportunities to inform and partner with providers and families and friends to connect that person with what they need. 

Our plan from the previous year was to broaden engagement in this learning and planning process as much as possible.  On November 1, 2016 a Recovery Round-Up event was held with nearly 90 people attending.  A key note presentation on harm reduction was held which stimulated much discussion.  In addition a panel of those representing mental health social clubs, dual disorder supervisor, housing developer for those with addiction needs, Narcotics Anonymous, Lighthouse Church and Rural MN Concentrated Employment shared what they can do to support recovery.  There was a strong desire to continue this event on a routine basis.  Recovery Round-Ups are scheduled quarterly, the first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 to 11:30 in 2018.

Goal

Work as a community promoting partnerships / networks supporting a life in recovery. 

Accomplishments

Nearly 90 people attended the the first Recovery Round-Up event. Survey results from attendees showed 100% agreeing that the presentation was good and relevant to their work. There was a strong desire to continue this event on a routine basis. 

Mental Health Intervention Spectrum

Image source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention

OUR WORKGROUPS

Questions or want to get involved?

Mental Well-Being

“The People Project” is bringing simple tools to individuals and organizations so communities can flourish by promoting health through happiness                         

Prevention

“Building Compassionate Schools” to recognize the impacts of trauma and create an environment where all children can flourish.

Crisis & Treatment

Boosting the community-wide use of a common suicide screening tool to identify those at risk and to connect them with timely and appropriate care.

Recovery Support

Host quarterly “Recovery Roundups” to share knowledge of resources and to promote partnerships and networks that support a life in recovery