Category Archives: Recovery Month

Share Your Story during Recovery Month

Across the country, people in recovery are celebrating their successes and sharing them with others in an effort to educate the public about treatment, reduce stigma and inspire others that recovery is possible.

Every September, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) recognizes Recovery Month by sharing personal stories of hope, resilience and recovery from individuals in San Mateo County who are living with and/or recovering from a substance use and/or mental health condition.  We seek brief narratives from individuals reflecting diverse perspectives who are interested in sharing their story publicly.  Stories from family members’ perspectives are also welcome. 

Narratives may be shared in Wellness Matters (BHRS’ online newsletter), on the BHRS blog, or other San Mateo County Health communications and social media channels, such as facebook.  See an example of past stories published.

Stories are due August 2, 2019. Please refer to the guidelines to learn more about submitting your story.

Amplifying Consumer Voices

In raising awareness around suicide prevention and celebrating recovery, our community sent a strong message this September: suicide is preventable and recovery is possible.

One of the most important things we did this September – and will continue to do all year long – is amplify the voices of those who have worked hard to overcome their behavioral health challenges. In sharing these stories, we embolden others to seek recovery as well. Read more

Meet Christopher

In honor of Recovery and Suicide Prevention Month, we’ve been interviewing clients and staff about their experiences with recovery and suicide prevention. Take a look at this story shared by Christopher Herrera, a client living in recovery and giving back to the community. Be sure to check our Facebook page for more inspiring, true stories this month.

Posted by San Mateo County Health System on Monday, September 25, 2017

The Recovery Community Pays it Forward

The idea of giving back is huge in the recovery community. Check out this Wellness Matters article about how many people in recovery, including two of our own from right here in the county, are finding ways to pay it forward every day. Head to our Recovery Month page for information on how you can join the voices for recovery in our community.

Recovery Month Movie Night and Dance – Don’t Miss It!

Generation FoundHelp us close out Recovery Month with a bang next Saturday, September 30. Stop by Friendship Hall in San Mateo for a special screening of the documentary, Generation Foundfollowed by a night of dancing.

Where: Friendship Hall, 416 S. Claremont St, San Mateo
When: September 30, 5 – 11 p.m.

Check out our Recovery Month page for more information on recovery.



Voices for Recovery

Voices for Recovery story picAs we continue to celebrate Recovery Month here in San Mateo County, it is important that we amplify the voices of those in recovery to raise awareness of substance use and mental health issues, and give hope to others that recovery is possible. Check out these true, personal stories of recovery in the September issue of Wellness Matters. Head to our Recovery Month webpage for more information and a full list of the month’s events.

Recovery Month BBQ and Resource Fair

We had a great turnout at the Recovery Month BBQ and Resource Fair this afternoon. Check out the pictures below for just a few of the friendly faces and organizations who came out to celebrate with us and spread the word that recovery is possible!

Head to our Recovery Month webpage for a full list of the month’s events.

Recovery Month Art Show

These are some of the beautiful pieces of art displayed in the Recovery Month Art Show at 400 County Center in Redwood City. The art show is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until September 29, so be sure to check it out soon!

Head to our Recovery Month webpage for a full list of the month’s events.

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