About National Recovery Month:

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).It is held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective, and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help. Recovery Month also highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.

Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

Recovery Activities:

In honor of National Recovery Month, the Federation of Families of SC (FFSC) and partners will host activities throughout the month of September 2020:

  • Project AWARE: Random Act of Kindness Photo Contest
  • Project COPE: Root for Recovery: Community Recovery Contest 
  • State-wide Messengers of Hope Virtual Walk
Our photo submission guidelines for Project AWARE: Random Act of Kindness Photo Contest are as follows: 

  • Submit photos that are original and your own work (e.g. no photos of copyrighted images)
  • Include a caption that explains how your photo represents Random Act of Kindness: Project AWARE.

By submitting content (photo and caption), you certify that you

  • Have received parent/guardian permission to submit entry.
  • Are the legal parent/guardian, if submitting on behalf of a student.
  • Have received the appropriate verbal or written consent from individual(s) in your photo.
  • Own the photo and it does not violate the rights of any third parties, including, without limitation, privacy rights, copyrights, publicity rights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights.
  • Are solely responsible for any content submitted.
  • Grant the Federation of Families of SC the right to publish and use your photo and caption in print, electronic and other media without liability or compensation* to you.

*not in reference to one-time prizes awarded as listed above

Please note the Federation of Families of SC reserves the right to not publish submissions that do not meet our guidelines. FFSC will review submissions prior to them appearing on the site; please allow time for them to be published.

If you have questions, please email marketing@fedfamsc.org or call 866.779.0402.

The Parent and Student Advisory Council for Student Wellness has selected the theme “Thriving in Wellness: Social Emotional Health Matters” for its awareness projects this year. One way we can Thrive in Wellness is by taking time to do things for others, which is especially important now! We encourage all students from Anderson 2, Florence 1 and Sumter School Districts to submit a photo and caption reflecting the photo contest theme: Random Acts of Kindness. The following prizes are available for each of the 3 school districts are as follows: High School: $100 | Middle School: $50 | Elementary School: $25

Ready to get started? Submit your photo below.

Our photo submission guidelines for Project COPE: Root for Recovery Community Contest are as follows: 

  • Submit photos that are original and your own work (e.g. no photos of copyrighted images)

By submitting content (photo and caption), you certify that you

  • Have received parent/guardian permission to submit entry.
  • Are the legal parent/guardian, if submitting on behalf of a student.
  • Have received the appropriate verbal or written consent from individual(s) in your photo.
  • Own the photo and it does not violate the rights of any third parties, including, without limitation, privacy rights, copyrights, publicity rights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights.
  • Are solely responsible for any content submitted.
  • Grant the Federation of Families of SC the right to publish and use your photo and caption in print, electronic and other media without liability or compensation* to you.

*not in reference to one-time prizes awarded as listed above

Please note the Federation of Families of SC reserves the right to not publish submissions that do not meet our guidelines. FFSC will review submissions prior to them appearing on the site; please allow time for them to be published.

If you have questions, please email marketing@fedfamsc.org or call 866.779.0402.

The Federation of Families of SC (FFSC) encourages the 7 counties involved with Project COPE to participate in a community recovery contest. In representation of cheering for recovery and showing that it is possible, FFSC are asking participants to create images/posters that represent your recovery. Every image/poster that is submitted will take part in the steady progression of erasing the stigma and creating a lasting effect of spreading hope. After all the submissions have been received, FFSC will do an internal counting process to determine which two counties has the most submissions. The top two counties with the most submissions will be awarded with the following: Mini Grants: 1st : $10,000 & 2nd: $3,000. The Mini Grant will be used for a planned awareness activity for the youth.

 

Contest Requirements & Instructions:

Each individual must be in the following counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda. Participants will customize a picture, poster, or piece of paper that represents your recovery. Please include your county name followed by the word “recovers.” For example, “Greenwood Recovers” and then customize in representation of your recovery.

Ready to get started? Submit your photo below.