September is National Recovery Month

Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community

National Recovery Month is observed each September to celebrate the thousands of individuals in recovery from substance use disorder and to offer hope to those who are struggling.

This year’s National Recovery Month theme is “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” This is a reminder to people in recovery, and to those who support them, that no one is alone in their recovery journey. Everyone’s journey is different, but we are all in this together.

  • Attend a Recovery Month event: Visit the Recovery Month webpage for a calendar of events.
  • Educate yourself: Visit the Just Five website to learn more about substance use disorder, prevention, and treatment options. View the Just Five flyer.
  • Share your story: Visit the Life Unites Us website and share your personal experience with substance use disorder to break stigma and show that people can and do recover.

Join us this month to raise awareness that with the right treatment and supports, recovery is not only possible— it is probable.

If you or a loved one is struggling, you are not alone.

For more information about mental health and to access your benefits, call SEAP 24/7 at 1-800-692-7459 or visit using access code: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Get Help Now Hotline is a confidential* hotline available around the clock, 365 days a year to connect you or a loved one with local substance use treatment and services. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).


Suicide Prevention and Recovery

You can be the one to help

September is Suicide Prevention Month; intended to create awareness and strengthen our commitment to support the well-being of our families, friends, coworkers, and community members. Read the latest letter from OPTUM to learn ways that you can help reduce stigma and support those who are struggling.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is considering suicide, help is available. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact Crisis Text Line by texting PA to 741-741.

SEAP is also available to you and your family 24/7 to help.  Call 800.692.7459 (TDD 800.824.4306).