Sep 7, 2012

Recovery Month Flash Mob

Kicking off recovery month

The Portland recovery community kicked off National Recovery Month on September 6, at 10:10 in the morning with a "flash mob" at Monument Square. The event was led by local and state agencies and organizations (including The Opportunity Alliance) in an effort to bring attention to National Recovery Month, which is held in September of each year to  promote issues of recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues.

National Recovery Month aims to spread the message that behavioral health is an essential part of one's overall wellness, and that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery from substance abuse and mental health problems is possible.

Speakers at the event included Kevin Mannix, weather announcer for WCSH Channel 6.  The Portland event was held in conjunction with other events planned to occur at the same time across the nation.