September is Recovery Month!

Families and Communities Can Make a Difference Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote…

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne. Since 2001, many community members as well as government and non-government organisations have held events to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose.  Since 2012, International Overdose Awareness Day has been coordinated…

Beating the Winter Blues

As we all know, it is winter. The days are still short, the weather is cold, and we are lucky if we see the sun more than a few minutes a day. During this time of year, it is very common to experience the ‘Winter Blues’ and feel things such as fatigue, irritability, depression, hopelessness…