Join DHHS to Celebrate Nebraska Recovery Month

News Release
For Immediate Release: 9/22/2023

Alycia Davis, (531) 249-8079,

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) would like to invite residents to the Nebraska Recovery Month Event and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the North Steps of the Nebraska State Capitol Building.

This event will be a celebration to bring organizations and community members from across Nebraska together to celebrate the journey of recovery. It takes bravery and support to face the challenges throughout a journey of recovery. It is a time to recognize and thank our first responders, healthcare workers, peer recovery support professionals, counselors, addiction specialists, behavioral health and primary care providers, community organizations and non-profits, family members, and everyone else who works tirelessly to support our fellow Nebraskans at every step in their recovery journey.

Interim Behavioral Health Division Director Tony Green
Speaker: Ryan Kaufman
Organizations, providers, and advocates from across Nebraska
Community members with lived experience
And other DHHS officials

What: Nebraska Recovery Month Event and Awards Ceremony

Where: The North Steps of the Nebraska State Capitol Building – Bring an umbrella in case of rain

When: Sunday, September 24, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Help promote and support treatment and recovery options to help strengthen our communities across Nebraska. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has more information and a social media toolkit at​very-month.

Need to talk or get immediate help in a crisis? Help is available. If you or a loved one need assistance, please reach out to:

  • The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline; call, text, or chat 988
  • Your faith-based leader, healthcare professional, or student health center on campus.
  • Nebraska Family Helpline – Any question, any time. (888) 866-8660
  • Rural Response Hotline, (800) 464-0258
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (oprime dos para Español) or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

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