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The Dialogue eNewsletter      September 2014

Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, â€œJoin the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways individuals can use to recognize behavioral health issues and reach out for help. Click here to learn more and find events in your region. or here to download the Recovery Month Faith Community Bulletin Insert in English or Spanish.

Also in September:

September 7 - 13
Suicide Prevention week

September 10
World Suicide Prevention Day

September 18
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 24
National Women's Health & Fitness Day

September 27
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Last full week of September
Active Aging Week

The District of Columbia's Department of Mental Health offers many high quality free trainings of interest to our stakeholders through its Training Institute.  We recently attended â€œIntroduction to Mental Illness”.  Click here to read some of the key takeaways. 
Free Recovery Month Live Interactive Webcast:
“Recovery and Health: Echoing Through the Community”

September 15
12:00PM CST
Improving Treatment Planning & Documentation Through Person Centered Practices (free training) 

September 18-19
9:00am - 4:30pm
Roanoke, VA
6 contact hours

Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency--MIA: STEP

October 2 & 3
Allison Park, PA
CEs available
Health Disparities in Hispanic Populatio

October 8-9
Austin, TX

Scholarship Applications Due September 10
Improving Treatment Planning & Documentation Through Person Centered Practice (free training) 

January 29-30
9:00am - 4:30pm
Richmond, VA
6 contact hours

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