Mental health and substance use disorders affect millions of us nationwide, and by seeking help, those who experience these challenges can embark on a new path toward improved health and overall wellness.
September is National Recovery Month and this year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger,” carries an important message: We all play a role in recovery, whether or not we struggle personally with issues like depression, anxiety, alcohol, drug or nicotine abuse. All of us — as work colleagues, friends, family and health care providers — play a role in supporting each other to become physically, emotionally and spiritually stronger.
A number of resources are available at UCF to support those in recovery. Student Health Services offers resources to support students and we have added recovery information — including smoking cessation — on the Human Resources page for health and wellness resources.
UCF is committed to helping those affected by mental-health challenges and substance-use disorders by raising awareness of these conditions and the recovery resources that are available.
In addition, we invite you to join us at the Veterans Academic Resource Center on Sept. 14 as we host a tailgate for the UCF football game against Stanford that will celebrate recovery. The event is co-hosted by the Veterans Student Organization and UCF Sober Knights as well as recovery organizations from our community.
Behavioral health is essential to overall wellness. UCF is committed to helping those affected by mental-health challenges and substance-use disorders by raising awareness of these conditions and the recovery resources that are available. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Please join me in being a voice for recovery.
Let’s all stay well – together.