September is National Recovery Month


What would you like to do?

What you need to know

We hope to reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders.
Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Health

Living with a mental illness or substance use disorder can be tough. 

“We celebrate the many Nebraskans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and people can and do recover every day," said Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Health.

Help is available and it's okay to ask for it. There is help and there is hope.

Learn More about Treatment and Recovery

Please submit your personal message and light a virtual candle.

We welcome those in recovery from a mental health and/or substance use disorder, affected family members and those who may have lost a loved one as a result, to celebrate the journey of recovery.


Thank You!
Recovery Message has been submitted

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The deadline for your submission is Monday, September 14, 2020. Messages will be posted on the DHHS Facebook page the week of September 21, 2020.

*Please do not include any personal identifying information in your message beyond your first name. We are unable to include any messages that include any inappropriate or offensive language.


Submit your personal message in support of a friend or loved one, and we will add it to our luminaria photo album.