Celebrating National Recovery Month this September 

National Recovery Month  is celebrated in the U.S. annually each September to promote access to recovery, celebrate those participating in services, and educate communities about how to overcome the barriers of stigma and discrimination. The theme for this year’s Recovery Month is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.”

In solidarity with this national movement, and to recognize recovery wins in our community, each year King County spotlights individuals and hosts activities that spread the message that behavioral health is essential to wellness, that treatment is effective, and that people with substance use and mental health disorders can and do recover.

This year’s Recovery Month activities in King County have been spearheaded by Kathleen Murphy, Behavioral Health Recovery Specialist along with a devoted team of recovery advocates and allies that include: Lisa Floyd, Sherry McCabe, Robert Ewanio, Heather Venegas, Jodie Shreve, John Allen, and Tiffanie Depew. A list of September Recovery Month Activities organized by this team include:


  • Sept. 2-30 – Recovery Bus Ad Campaign
  • Sept. 12 – Speak Out for Recovery at Recovery Café, Seattle
  • Sept. 21 – King County Peer Network Picnic
  • Sept. 27 – Speak Out for Recovery at Recovery High School, Seattle

Traveling resource table:

Recovery Month Proclamations around King County:

  • Bellevue
  • Covington
  • Enumclaw
  • Federal Way
  • Issaquah
  • Kirkland
  • Medina
  • North Bend
  • Redmond
  • Renton
  • Sammamish
  • SeaTac
  • Seattle
  • Shoreline
  • Tukwila

More information about Recovery Month can be found at http://www.recoverymonth.gov.