The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines Recovery as: "A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

SAMHSA works to reduce the impact of substance use and mental illness on communities nationwide. Check out the services and resources SAMHSA offers on recovery, bullying, suicide, and other important topics.

For further information call 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727) or visit SAMHSA. To learn more about SAMHSA's Recovery Support Strategic Initiative check out the SAMHSA blog.

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Additional resources
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website is an online resource for mental health information. Learn the signs of mental illness and how to seek help. Discover how you and your loved ones can join the discussion about mental illness.