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Recovery Month 2020 bannerKing County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) recognizes and celebrates Recovery Month every September. 

BHRD's 2020 Recovery Month

This year's theme is “Rising Above It All: Wellness, Resilience & Recovery”. We are living in unprecedented times and now more than ever, prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions across the lifespan are of upmost importance, as well as continued support for people in recovery. This year’s theme is a message of hope for individuals, families, and communities.

We have the capacity to rise above behavioral health and co-occurring challenges and experience improved quality of life.  This year’s theme also provides hope for creating a more socially just community where our most marginalized and oppressed neighbors can have equitable opportunities for health, happiness, self-reliance and connection to community.

 Download 2020 Recovery Month Poster

 Download 2020 Recovery Month Winning Poetry Brochure

The goal of Recovery Month is to:

  • reduce stigma associated with behavioral health conditions across the lifespan,
  • celebrate individuals in recovery from mental health, substance use, and co-occurring physical health conditions,
  • honor prevention, treatment and recovery support service providers, and
  • encourage individuals and communities to take action to help expand the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for families and individuals in need.

 For More Information

Contact Kathleen Murphy

Behavioral Health Recovery Specialist


Additional Resources

 National Recovery Month 2020

 National Recovery Month Events

 Washington Recovery Alliance

 2020 Art Contest


2020 Recover Month Poster Art Contest winning design by Campbell Tr Schleiffers and Julia Raymond

Take a Closer Look at Our Theme

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Wellness is not the absence of disease, illness, and stress but the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment and happiness.

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Resilience is an inner capacity that when nurtured, facilitated, and supported by others empowers people, including children, youth, and families, to successfully meet life’s challenges with a sense of self-determination, mastery and hope.

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Recovery is a process of change through which individuals work to improve their own health and well-being, live a self-directed life, and strive to achieve their full potential.

 Search for Resources with Our Providers

In 2020 BHRD and our Recovery Month planning partners have collaboratively developed promotional material and are providing resources to help individuals, families, organizations, and communities plan and participate in events and activities throughout King County.

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Contact Us

Phone 206-263-9000

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0583