4 DIMENSIONS SUPPORTING RECOVERY
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.
Having a stable and safe place to live
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
Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope
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
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.
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.
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