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(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Every September the Department of Behavioral Wellness celebrates Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and to celebrate people who are in recovery. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” and celebrates all people that make the journey of recovery possible and spreads the message that people can and do recover every day. The Department of Behavioral Wellness is celebrating Recovery in September, with several events throughout the county as noted below:
- September 10th (11 A.M. – 4 P.M.), Ryan Memorial Park in Lompoc
- September 104h (2 P.M. – 4 P.M.), Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria
- September 26th (4 P.M. – 6 P.M.), Sunken Gardens in Santa Barbara
The County of Santa Barbara Department of Behavioral Wellness collaborates with partner agencies and community-based organizations in all areas of the county, to assure everyone has an opportunity to achieve and sustain long-term recovery by improving their health and wellness, living a self-directed life, and striving to reach their full potential. Behavioral Wellness encourages continued collaboration and integration of services to ensure success for individuals and groups who are in long term recovery.
To learn more about Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness and for detailed information on Recovery Month events visit https://www.countyofsb.org/274/Behavioral-Wellness. For assistance with accessing Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness services call the 24/7 toll free Crisis Response and Services Access Line at (888) 868-1649.
To learn more about Recovery from Mental Health and Substance abuse, including resources, legislation, and statistics, visit https://www.samhsa.gov.