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National Wellness Week 2012

As part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA continued National Wellness Week from September 17–23, 2012, to inspire individuals and organizations to get involved and take one step for wellness. The theme for this week was: Living Wellness.

View the interactive map to learn about 2012 Activities in Your Area.


National Wellness Week 2012 Honorary Chairperson

Stanice Anderson

  • Poet, author, speaker, recovery expert, and Huffington Post blogger
  • She released a new poem about wellness and recovery as part of the "Artistic Expression for Wellness" national event on September 19 during National Wellness Week 2012.
Stanice Anderson

National Wellness Week 2012 Honorary Chairperson Stanice Anderson is an addictions recovery expert, speaker, blogger, and author of nonfiction books. Stanice shared her inspiring story that includes overcoming addiction (27 years), low self-esteem, abusive relationships, as well as her journey forward with faith and confidence to realize her dreams. Recently, she became a blogger on The Huffington Post. She writes about recovery and faith for the Religion Section, in her signature storytelling style and strong, yet vulnerable voice that transports readers to an emotional place where tears, laughter, and hope collide. She released a new poem about wellness and recovery as part of the Artistic Expression for Wellness national event on September 19. Visit her at http://www.stanice.com External Web Site Policy..

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National Wellness Week 2012 Day-by-Day

Overview of Eight Dimensions

Over-arching activities about Wellness Initiative, National Wellness Week and how the Eight Dimensions help people recover and build resilience, especially when confronted with traumatic, mental health or substance use challenges.

Physical Dimension

Activities promoting healthy behaviors including smoking cessation, physical activity, nutrition, adequate sleep, and safe medication use.

Intellectual Dimension

Activities encouraging individuals to participate in the Artistic Expression for Wellness national activity such as writing poetry or developing artwork. Also, messages inspiring creativity and mentally stimulating activities, such as writing poetry or teaching others about one’s area of interest.

  • Artistic Expression for Wellness national activity

Spiritual Dimension

Activities encouraging activities such as mediation, prayer, or music into one’s efforts to enhance their recovery.

Social and Emotional Dimensions

Activities encouraging individuals to join the Line Dance for Wellness in communities across the country. Dancing is a great stress-reliever and also provides social interaction. Individuals can also incorporate the social and emotional dimensions in a variety of other ways, such as volunteering, joining a book club or simply spending more time with family and friends.

  • Line Dance for Wellness national activity

Financial and Occupational Dimensions

Activities promoting tips and support on how to manage one’s finances. Encouraging individuals to explore work opportunities that will provide satisfaction in their lives.

Environmental Dimension

Activities promoting ways individuals can improve healthy environmental surroundings to support their physical and mental health.

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2012 Activities

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Information is available for states shown in yellow. Click on the state abbreviation to view activities:

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Nationwide Activities

Organization National Empowerment Center, Inc.
Activity Wellness Works Initiative
Description As part of National Wellness Week, Peerlink, the National Empowerment Center, and the other Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers—the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, NAMI Star Center, and the Family Cafe TA Center – invite you to submit a piece of original creative work expressing what wellness means in your lives and for your communities.
Date Submissions are due September 9, 2012
Time n/a
Contact Leah Harris
1–800–POWER–2–U
wellnessworks@power2u.org
http://power2u.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Activity Awakening to the power of creative expression as a means of personal, social, and societal transformation
Description In celebration of National Wellness Week, The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery invite artists and others to join a dialogue about: the power of art as a means of healing and embracing a wellness life style; creative expression as a means to bring about personal and social change; and gaining confidence in our ability to speak about the power of art in our lives and in our community.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 12:30 – 2pm Eastern Daylight Time
Contact 1–877–444–7543, code 8839036387
http://www.ncmhr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization ACT Missouri
Activity Wellness Week Daily Facebook Chat
Description ACT Missouri will host a live Facebook chat each day of wellness week with a topic pertaining to each of the eight dimensions. They will share information, tips, and recommendations from the staff. They look forward to hearing wellness advice from many of their affiliates around Missouri. The chats are open to everyone!
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time Each day at 10:00 am CTS
Location http://www.facebook.com/actmissouri External Web Site Policy.
Contact Laurisa Mahlin
877–669–2280
lmahlin@actmissouri.org
http://www.actmissouri.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery (Brattleboro, VT)
Activity Wellness Webinar: What it Takes to Have it and Keep it
Description The Copeland Center is hosting a webinar on “What it Takes to Have it and Keep it.”
Date September 17, 2012
Time 2–3 p.m. EST
Location http://copelandcenter.com External Web Site Policy.
Contact Katie Wilson
802–254–5335
Organization Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery (Brattleboro, VT)
Activity Wellness Webinar: WRAP for Diabetes
Description The Copeland Center is hosting a webinar on “WRAP for Diabetes.”
Date September 18, 2012
Time 2–3 p.m. EST
Location http://copelandcenter.com External Web Site Policy.
Contact Katie Wilson
802–254–5335
Organization Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery (Brattleboro, VT)
Activity Wellness Webinar: Smoking Cessation and WRAP
Description The Copeland Center is hosting a webinar on “Smoking Cessation and WRAP.”
Date September 19, 2012
Time 2–3 p.m. EST
Location http://copelandcenter.com External Web Site Policy.
Contact Katie Wilson
802–254–5335
Organization National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Activity “Wellness not Weight” Social Media Campaign
Description The ANAD will promote wellness through a daily social media campaign including Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler updates to help spread the message: “Wellness not Weight.”
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time n/a
Location http://www.anad.org External Web Site Policy.
Contact Donna Rostamian
(630) 577–1333
Donna.Rostamian@anad.org
Organization National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Activity Eating Disorder Support Groups
Description ANAD groups will be invited to participate in various activities focusing on the eight dimensions of wellness.
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time n/a
Location http://www.anad.org External Web Site Policy.
Contact Donna Rostamian
(630) 577–1333
Donna.Rostamian@anad.org
Organization Women’s Correctional Center (WCCC) of Hawaii
Activity Webinar on “Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint thru Trauma Informed Practices and National Center for Trauma Informed Care”
Description Please join WCCC for a presentation where there is work being done within the visionary framework of creating a pu`uhonua – a place to live a forgiven life, a place for transformation, a place that nurtures healing within the individual, family, and community, and serves to reduce recidivism. Working toward community healing and well-being, WCCC is taking a community-building approach, using a MIND, BODY, SPIRIT, PLACE perspective, and incorporates a trauma informed care.
Date September 7, 2012
Time 3–4:30 p.m. EST
Location n/a
Contact n/a
Organization SAMHSA’s ADS Center
Activity Peer-Driven Innovations: Changing Systems, Changing Lives
Description Join a SAMHSA-sponsored teleconference that will feature two visionary leaders who are changing the face of healthcare service delivery - one a pioneer in the recovery movement and the other a forward thinking mental health administrator.
Date September 27, 2012
Time 3–4:30 p.m. EST
Location n/a
Contact http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov

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Alabama
Organization Wings Across Alabama
City Montgomery
Activity TBD
Description TBD
Date TBD
Time TBD
Contact Robert Hermes
617–442–4111
rob.herm12@gmail.com
http://www.wingsalabama.org External Web Site Policy.
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Arizona
Organization Recovery Empowerment Network
City Phoenix
Activity Walking Challenge
Description The CEO of Recovery Empowerment Network will purchase pedometers for any member who wishes join her in meeting her goal of walking 10,000 steps a day for each month. Each month, the person who most consistently reached the goal of 10,000 steps a day for the month will receive a $25 gift card. Employees and members are all welcome to join the challenge. The walking challenge will add to the Recovery Empowerment Network regular program of tai chi, swimming, and gym trips.
Date Ongoing, beginning in September
Time n/a
Contact Ann Rider
602–248–0368
arider@renaz.org
http://renaz.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Arizona Department of Health Services
City Phoenix
Activity Line Dance for Wellness
Description The Arizona Department of Health Services will host a line dance for Wellness. They will also have several exhibit booths during the event with information about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and Recovery Month.
Date Friday Sep. 21
Time 10:10 am
Location Department of Health Services’ Building parking lot located on 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85007
Contact Claudia Sloan
602–364–4755
DBHSCommunications@azdhs.gov
Organization Recovery Empowerment Network
City Phoenix
Activity Health and Wellness Week
Description In celebration of National Wellness Week, Recovery Empowerment Network is presenting a series of events to promote health and wellness in the community. Recovery Empowerment Network will host a t’ai chi marathon on Monday, September 17, which is open to the public. They will have additional activities throughout the week to help individuals learn about whole-person wellness.
Date Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21, 2012
Time 8 am–4 pm
Location n/a
Contact Ann Rider
602–248–0368
arider@renaz.org
http://www.renaz.org External Web Site Policy.
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California
Organization City of Berkeley Department of Health, Housing & Community Services
City Berkeley
Activity Art Walk
Description The walk will be led by Berkeley Mental Health’s Wellness Recovery Leaders and will include local art and poetry installations.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 1:00 pm PT
Location Main Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA
Contact Carol Patterson
510–981–5217
CPatterson@ci.berkeley.ca.us
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/dhs/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization Riverside County Department of Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
City Riverside
Activity 2012 Recovery Happens
Description Join Riverside County Substance Abuse, Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District, County Treatment and Service Providers for their 2012 Recovery Happens event. Scheduled activities include a recovery walk, horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournament, softball tournament, live music and raffles.
Date September 15, 2012
Time 8 am–3 pm
Location Rancho Jurupa Park, 4800 Crestmore Road, Riverside
Contact Darwin Neidlinger
951–955–2105
deneidlinger@rcmhd.org
Organization Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County and Coachella Valley Collaborative
City Cathedral City
Activity National Night Out – Celebrate Healthy Families
Description Come and enjoy free fun for the whole family! National Night Out – Celebrate Healthy Families will have free kid activities, free food and free community resource information available for the whole family!
Date October 2, 2012
Time 4–8 pm
Location Big League Dreams Park
Contact Darwin Neidlinger
760–347–0754
deneidlinger@rcmhd.org
Organization Voices for Recovery
City Menlo Park
Activity Recovery Happens Picnic
Description Join in for this year’s annual Recovery Happens/Community Recovery Coalition (CRC) Picnic. Come out for a hamburger or hot dog, raffle prizes, games, and fun! Visit with old friends and make new ones. Put on your sunscreen, grab a blanket & hat and come enjoy the picnic!
Date Thursday, September 20
Time 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location Floods Park, 215 Bay Road
Contact Kelly Sheridan
650–573–3437
Kasheridan@smcgov.org
Organization National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego
City San Diego
Activity Journey through Wellness Resource Fair and Expo
Description The National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego is sponsoring a wellness fair and expo. Come learn how to get your heart and mind healthy at the journey through wellness. The event will feature speakers and resource exhibits.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 10am–3pm
Location Toby Wells YMCA, 5105 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
Contact Sue Skube
619–398–8557
sueskube@namisd.org
http://www.namisandiego.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Village Family Services
City North Hollywood
Activity Fresh Fruit Monday
Description Fresh fruit will be provided to all The Village Family Services employees, so they can create their healthy fruit snack bowl.
Date September 17, 2012
Time n/a
Location 6736 Laurel Cyn. Blvd. Suite 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Contact Jessica Hernandez
818–755–8786
JHernandez@thevillagefs.org
http://www.thevillagefs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Village Family Services
City North Hollywood
Activity Stairway to the Village
Description To keep to the lower body moving all day long, today is the day all employees go up and down the stairs and AVOID AT ALL TIMES (if possible) taking the elevator.
Date September 18, 2012
Time n/a
Location 6736 Laurel Cyn. Blvd. Suite 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Contact Jessica Hernandez
818–755–8786
JHernandez@thevillagefs.org
http://www.thevillagefs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Village Family Services
City North Hollywood
Activity Stamp Out Stress
Description Over the P.A. system, reception staff will remind all employees to take a break. They will also email the link to “Do Nothing for 2 Minutes” to all employees.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location 6736 Laurel Cyn. Blvd. Suite 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Contact Jessica Hernandez
818–755–8786
JHernandez@thevillagefs.org
http://www.thevillagefs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Village Family Services
City North Hollywood
Activity Stretch @ Your Desk
Description Over the P.A. system, reception staff will go over step–by–step of the chosen exercise during the selected time frame.
Date September 20, 2012
Time n/a
Location 6736 Laurel Cyn. Blvd. Suite 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Contact Jessica Hernandez
818–755–8786
JHernandez@thevillagefs.org
http://www.thevillagefs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Village Family Services
City North Hollywood
Activity 10:10 Line Dance to Wellness
Description Are you ready to shake off all the stress of the week, and start your fun weekend? So, to finish this wellness week, The Village Family Services is going to celebrate by line dancing to a 90’s popular song, the Macarena.
Date September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location 6736 Laurel Cyn. Blvd. Suite 200, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Contact Jessica Hernandez
818–755–8786
JHernandez@thevillagefs.org
http://www.thevillagefs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators’ Association of California, The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Institute, The California Institute for Mental Health, and The California Mental Health Directors Association
City Sacramento
Activity 2012 California Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Forum: Understanding the New World Order
Description Come take part in the 2012 California Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Forum on Understanding the New World Order.
Date September 12 –14, 2012
Time Various
Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, California 94928
Contact n/a
Organization John George Psychiatric Pavilion - The Occupational Therapy and Activity Therapy Department
City San Lorenzo
Activity Celebrating Wellness
Description The Occupational Therapy and Activity Therapy Department will celebrate wellness with participating in weeklong events with patients. Each day they will hold groups that will focus on nutrition, exercise, dance, art groups, discussion groups, and spiritual groups.
Date September 17 –21, 2012
Time Various
Location n/a
Contact Terri Daugherty
(510) 346–1330
tdaugherty@acmedctr.org
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Colorado
Organization Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program
City Sterling
Activity Overview of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness
Description Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program will have an overview of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, as well as an overview of the financial and occupational dimensions.
Date September 17, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Sandi Owens
SandiO@CentennialMHC.org
Organization Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program
City Sterling
Activity Internal Wellness
Description Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program will focus on the spiritual dimension with teaching consumers about yoga. Consumers will then learn about the physical dimension from a dietician who will talk about how nutrition and exercise can combat health issues.
Date September 18, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Sandi Owens
SandiO@CentennialMHC.org
Organization Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program
City Sterling
Activity Social Fun
Description Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program will explore resources for social interaction and use CHAT cards to help facilitate interaction between participants. Participants will also explore 50 ways to help save the planet.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Sandi Owens
SandiO@CentennialMHC.org
Organization Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program
City Sterling
Activity Mural Design
Description Centennial Mental Health Community Support Program will design a mural for their dining room wall and discuss the importance of emotion wellness.
Date September 20, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Sandi Owens
SandiO@CentennialMHC.org
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Connecticut
Organization Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) Options 2 Health
City New Britain
Activity First annual Wellness Week Festivities
Description Options 2 Health in New Britain, CT will be holding their first annual Wellness Week Festivities. Blood pressures checks, presentations on healthy living, a wellness fair and an agency walk will be held during the week of September 17, 2012. All Community Mental Health Affiliate clients are invited to attend.
Date Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21, 2012
Time Varying
Location 55 Winthrop St., New Britain, CT 06052
Contact Talitha White
860–224–6913
twhite@cmhacc.org
http://www.cmhacc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP)
City Rocky Hill
Activity “Step Into Wellness for Life!” Walking challenge
Description The walking challenge is designed to celebrate wellness and recovery and encourage healthy physical activity from participants by logging 300,000 steps during the week.
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact David Lally
(860) 263–2189
David.Lally@valueoptions.com
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Delaware
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.–Hope House
City Milford
Activity Healing Garden
Description The healing garden at Hope House is a way for residents and staff members to gain a sense of pride, accomplishment, and confidence with planting tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and other vegetables in the healing garden.
Date Ongoing
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.cmhacc.org External Web Site Policy.
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District of Columbia
Organization Consumer Action Network of Washington, DC
City Washington , DC
Activity Dimensions of Wellness Activities
Description Activities focused on how friends are one of the most important factors in recovery and wellness, flash mob line dancing for recovery and wellness, and presentations on the eight dimensions of wellness.
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time Varying
Location Varying
Contact Effie Smith
202–842–0001
info@can-dc.org
http://www.can-dc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Consumer Action Network of Washington, DC
City Washington , DC
Activity Overview of 8 Dimensions of Wellness
Description Consumer Action Network will lead a presentation to residents of a community corrections facility on the 8 dimensions of wellness.
Date September 17, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Effie Smith
202–842–0001
info@can-dc.org
http://www.can-dc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Consumer Action Network of Washington, DC
City Washington , DC
Activity What A Difference a Friend Makes
Description Consumer Action Network will hold activities at a community mental health agency focusing on how friends are an important factor in physical recovery and wellness.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Effie Smith
202–842–0001
info@can-dc.org
http://www.can-dc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Consumer Action Network of Washington, DC
City Washington , DC
Activity National Line Dance For Wellness–“Flash Mob”
Description The Consumer Action Network will participate in the National Line dance for Wellness in a flash mob line dance.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 3:30 p.m.
Location Franklin Park
Contact Effie Smith
202–842–0001
info@can-dc.org
http://www.can-dc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Campbell Center
City Washington, DC
Activity 2 Day WRAP Orientation
Description Come take a 2 day WRAP introductory workshop and learn more about WRAP. WRAP is a structured system to monitor uncomfortable and distressing symptoms that can help you reduce, modify or eliminate those symptoms by using planned responses.
Date September 18–19, 2012
Time 4–7 p.m.
Location To register to attend, call (202) 215–5740 or email idenmccollum@gmail.com
Contact Iden Campbell McCollum
202–684–7015
idenmccollum@gmail.com
http://www.thecampbellcenter.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Campbell Center
City Washington, DC
Activity Holistic Care and Meditation
Description Join Iden from the Campbell Center for a presentation on holistic care, followed by group chair meditation. Afterwards, enjoy a light snack, refreshments, and fellowship.
Date September 22, 2012
Time Event begins at 12 p.m.
Location 2759 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Suite 201, Ring 003 to be buzzed in.
Contact Iden Campbell McCollum
202–684–7015
idenmccollum@gmail.com
http://www.thecampbellcenter.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization D.C. Office of Human Rights
City Washington, DC
Activity Transgender & Gender Identity Respect Campaign
Description Join Mayor Vincent Gray and campaign participants for this unveiling of the new Transgender & Gender Identity Respect Campaign.
Date September 13, 2012
Time 6:30–8 p.m.
Location MOVA Lounge- 2204 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Contact 202–481–3773
http://www.ohr.dc.gov/transrespect/rsvp External Web Site Policy.
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Florida
Organization Banyan Health Systems
City Miami
Activity Banyan Health Systems Wellness Week Activities
Description Banyan Health Systems will host a different event each day during National Wellness Week. Events during the week include a healthy food seminar, a physical activity seminar, as well as a physical activity marathon.
Date Monday, September 17–Sunday, September 23, 2012
Time Varying
Location “Villa Esperanza”, 1566 SW First Street, Miami, FL  33135
Contact Julio C. Ruiz
305–643–7734 or 786–378–5565
jruiz@mbhc.org
http://www.banyanhealth.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Santiago Fallon Consulting & Associates, LCC
(Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling Center)
City Longwood
Activity Celebrating Wellness, Building Awareness
Description Join Santiago Fallon Consulting & Associates, LCC, as they celebrate and build awareness to improve the quality of life of individuals. During National Wellness Week, you will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will inform you about how-to improve your lifestyle. The week’s events will offer daily sessions on different topics and will offer the chance to win “wellness prizes.”
Date Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21, 2012
Time 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location Serenity Yoga Studio,1385 W State Road 434 Suite 103, Longwood, FL 32750
Contact Adriana Rueda-Barrera
407–620–0598
adrirueda@cfl.rr.com
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Georgia
Organization Cleveland Peer-Run Respite Center
City Cleveland
Activity Recovery Rally
Description TBD
Date September 21, 2012
Time TBD
Location 6 Knaus Drive, Cleveland, Ga
Contact Victoria Fuller
706–865–3601
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville
City Cartersville
Activity Cartersville Wellness
Description The Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center– Cartersville will host several activities throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m. with aroma therapy. Other activities include a trauma informed peer support group, information on self–advocacy and sacred space.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location 201 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville
City Cartersville
Activity Cartersville Wellness –Focus on the Physical
Description The Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center– Cartersville will host a several workshops starting at 11:30 a.m. on boosting self–esteem, art exploration, and financial literacy.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location 201 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville
City Cartersville
Activity Cartersville Wellness– Intellectual
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center– Cartersville as they participate in a Wellness walk, a WRAP session, and a men’s support group.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 10 a.m–4:30 p.m.
Location 201 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville
City Cartersville
Activity Cartersville Wellness–Spiritual
Description Come and participate in various workshop sessions held on topics ranging from computer skills, whole health, job readiness, and DTR (Double Trouble in Recovery).
Date September 20, 2012
Time 11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location 201 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville
City Cartersville
Activity Cartersville Wellness–Social and Emotional Dimensions
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville in a creative writing and voices and visions workshop session.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Location 201 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville
City Cartersville
Activity Cartersville Wellness Community Support
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cartersville in a community activity, and later in the day a women’s support group.
Date September 22, 2012
Time 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Location 201 N. Erwin Street, Cartersville, GA 30120
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland
City Cleveland
Activity Exploring Relationships
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland in workshops held throughout the day held on exploring relationships, nourishing the spirit, and DTR (Double Trouble in Recovery).
Date September 17, 2012
Time 11:15 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location 46 Knaus Dr., Cleveland, GA 30528
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland
City Cleveland
Activity Focus on the Physical
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland in workshops held throughout the day held on self–care, trauma informed peer support, and dealing with dollars and sense.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location 46 Knaus Dr., Cleveland, GA 30528
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland
City Cleveland
Activity Whole Health and Wellness Meal
Description The Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland is hosting a whole health and wellness meal. Immediately following the lunch, the center will conduct a wellness workout.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Location 46 Knaus Dr., Cleveland, GA 30528
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland
City Cleveland
Activity WRAP Sessions and Bowling
Description The Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland will conduct workshops on WRAP, and job readiness/computer skills. Following the sessions, individuals are invited to come and enjoy an evening of bowling!
Date September 20, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location 46 Knaus Dr., Cleveland, GA 30528
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland
City Cleveland
Activity Creating a Meaningful Life
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Cleveland with “creating a meaningful life” workshop session, followed by attending a recovery rally.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Location 46 Knaus Dr., Cleveland, GA 30528
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur
City Decatur
Activity Recovery Rally
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur in a Recover Rally that will feature speakers, t–shirts, arts pieces for sale, and food.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 2 p.m.
Location 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur
City Decatur
Activity Wellness Workshops
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur in workshop sessions focusing on job readiness/computer skills, issues in mental health, and DTR (Double Trouble in Recovery).
Date September 18, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur
City Decatur
Activity Creative Expressions
Description Join the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur in activities that help you express yourself. Come participate in a creative writing session, followed by a movie madness event.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Location 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur
City Decatur
Activity What a Difference a Friend Makes
Description The Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur will host workshops on WRAP, “what a difference a friend makes,” and sacred space.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
Contact n/a
Organization Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur
City Decatur
Activity Fun & Games
Description Come out and have a great time with the Peer Support, Wellness, & Respite Center–Decatur as they have fun and play games!
Date September 22, 2012
Time 10 a.m.
Location 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
Contact n/a
Organization Cobb CSB Peer Program
City Austell
Activity Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Description Peers at the Cobb CSB have committed to 30 minutes of fitness and are learning about the difference between good and bad cholesterol, dangers of processed foods, and how to incorporate super foods into their daily diet.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Louise P. Sterling
(678) 878–9053
http://peersupportprogram.blogspot.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Cobb CSB Peer Program
City Austell
Activity Outside Field Day
Description Peers at the Cobb CSB are planning to volunteer for another program to assist in hosting an outside field day promoting movement and leisure skill activities.
Date September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Louise P. Sterling
(678) 878–9053
http://peersupportprogram.blogspot.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Cobb CSB Peer Program
City Austell
Activity Tips to the Circle
Description Peers at the Cobb CSB will present tips to the Circle community on how to stop smoking.
Date September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Louise P. Sterling
(678) 878–9053
http://peersupportprogram.blogspot.com External Web Site Policy.
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Hawaii
Organization United Self Help
City Honolulu
Activity Depression Screeings
Description Every day of National Wellness Week, United Self Help will offer depression screenings.
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time TBD
Location 277 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Contact Bud Bowles
808–931–6444 or 1–866–866–HELP (4357)
director@unitedselfhelp.org
http://unitedselfhelp.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
City Ewa Beach
Activity Garden Kickoff Party
Description Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health will celebrate the environmental dimension with an introduction to the 8 dimensions and provide information on ways to relax in one’s environment.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 9 a.m.
Location All events will take place at Kahi Mohala, for adult residential patients only—not open to the public.
Contact Ron Lum
808–677–2805
lumr@kahi.org
http://www.kahimohala.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
City Ewa Beach
Activity Wellness Tea Party
Description Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health will celebrate Wellness with hosting a tea party.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 3 p.m.
Location All events will take place at Kahi Mohala, for adult residential patients only—not open to the public.
Contact Ron Lum
808–677–2805
lumr@kahi.org
http://www.kahimohala.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
City Ewa Beach
Activity What does Wellness Look Like to You
Description Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health will celebrate the intellectual/spiritual dimension with an art activity and a wellness nature walk.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Location All events will take place at Kahi Mohala, for adult residential patients only—not open to the public.
Contact Ron Lum
808–677–2805
lumr@kahi.org
http://www.kahimohala.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
City Ewa Beach
Activity Budgeting 101
Description Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health will host a basic budgeting informational session from a local federal credit union, along with a presentation from a local clubhouse.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 10 a.m.
Location All events will take place at Kahi Mohala, for adult residential patients only—not open to the public.
Contact Ron Lum
808–677–2805
lumr@kahi.org
http://www.kahimohala.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health
City Ewa Beach
Activity Art Gala
Description Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health will host an art gala, which will feature art activities and light refreshments.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 10 a.m.
Location All events will take place at Kahi Mohala, for adult residential patients only—not open to the public.
Contact Ron Lum
808–677–2805
lumr@kahi.org
http://www.kahimohala.org External Web Site Policy.
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Illinois
Organization The Awakenings Project
City Elgin
Activity Mental Health Illinois "Say It Out Loud" Campaign Art Exhibit and Poetry Reading
Description The Awakenings Project will have an art exhibit at Northern Illinois University for the "Say It Out Loud" Campaign, from Sept. 17–21. Also on September 21, they will participate in poetry readings/music about the experience of living with a mental illness. These events are part of the larger Mental Health Illinois "Say It Out Loud" Campaign.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time Varies
Location Northern Illinois University
Contact Irene O'Neill
theawakeningsproject@yahoo.com
http://awakeningsproject.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Chestnut Health System
City Granite City
Activity 2nd annual Health and Wellness Fair
Description Chestnut Health System will host a health and wellness fair. This event will feature an agency garden, as well as several booths on various topics such as smoking cessation, eating healthy snacks, diabetes education, and much more!
Date September 19, 2012
Time Noon–4 p.m.
Location 50 Northgate Industrial Drive — NG II Training Room
Contact Chris Norton
618–696–2644
cnorton@chestnut.org
http://www.chestnut.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
City Chicago
Activity Public Education Events
Description ANAD will urge all to learn more about deadly eating disorders, which have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorders.
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Donna Rostamian
(630) 577–1333
Donna.Rostamian@anad.org
http://www.anad.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Thresholds
City Chicago
Activity Wellness Week Celebration!
Description Thresholds will promote Wellness Week by dedicating each day of Wellness Week to one or more of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.  Staff will be provided with daily tips, ideas, resources and wellness activities that individuals may participate in. Blood pressure checks will be taken at some sites.
Date September 17–20, 2012
Time Varying
Location Varying
Contact Ron Otto
(773) 572–5352
rotto@thresholds.org
http://www.thresholds.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Thresholds
City Chicago
Activity National Line Dance for Wellness!
Description Everyone at Thresholds is invited to join the National Line Dance for Wellness.
Date September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Ron Otto
(773) 572–5352
rotto@thresholds.org
http://www.thresholds.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Walking for Wellness
Description Participants will use the ‘Walking log’ to keep track and earn an incentive for walking the most number of minutes during the week.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 9–10 a.m.
Location Lobby, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Walk n Talk
Description Join in on a “Walk N Talk” walking group, as they take a walk in the neighborhood.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 10–11 a.m.
Location Lobby, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Wellness Presentation
Description Staff members will put on a presentation about the Wellness Group offerings that are available at Portage Cragin Counseling Center. Information will be provided on diabetes educations, smoking cessation, getting active, and exercise groups.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–Noon
Location PSR Room, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Healthy Eating
Description Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack and take home a recipe card.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 12:30–2 p.m.
Location PSR Kitchen, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Health Screenings
Description Clients are able to obtain free fasting blood sugar and blood pressure screenings.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 9–10 a.m.
Location Lobby, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Getting Active Group
Description Come and join others in a “Getting Active” group. Participants will have fun playing ping pong, bag toss, and Wii Tennis.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 12:30–2 p.m.
Location PSR Room, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Sports Fun
Description Come out and join the Portage Cragin Counseling Center in sports fun playing badminton, soccer and more!
Date September 20, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–Noon
Location Portage Park (weather permitting) or PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Diabetes Education & Support group
Description Clients will have the opportunity to learn more on about diabetes and provide those diagnosed with the disease with support.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location Yellow Room, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Lutheran Social Services of Illinois– Portage Cragin Counseling Center
City Des Plaines
Activity Exercise Group
Description Come out and join the Portage Cragin Counseling Center in an exercise group. The group will complete blood pressure checks before exercising. Following the exercise activity, participants will learn how to measure their own heart rate.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 10:45 a.m.– Noon
Location PSR Room, 1st floor – PCCC
Contact Julie A. Kovacin
(847) 390–1440
julie.kovacin@lssi.org
http://www.LSSI.org External Web Site Policy.
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Indiana
Organization Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
City Lawrenceburg
Activity Learning about the 8 Dimensions of Wellness
Description Community Mental Health Center, Inc. will educate staff on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness the week prior to National Wellness Week, while providing them with ideas of how they may observe and celebrate each dimension on the designated day during National Wellness Week. The activities and observances will be promoted among the staff and consumers of the center.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time Varying
Location Varying
Contact Charlotte Ipach
812–532–3423
Charlotte.ipach@cmhcinc.org
http://www.cmhcinc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Richmond Treatment Center
City Richmond
Activity Informational Fair
Description Richmond Treatment Center has planned an informational fair that will have local health clinics and AIDS task force members in attendance.
Date September 21, 2012
Time TBD
Location 4265 South A Street,  Richmond, Indiana 47374
Contact David Reeves
dreeves@crchealth.com
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Iowa
Organization Compeer of Johnson County, Iowa
City Iowa City
Activity Friendship Built for Two
Description Come help Compeer of Johnson County, Iowa celebrate 10 years of creating friendships! Join the center for their ice cream social/carnival. This festival-like event will feature a bike raffle (bike contributed by World of Bikes), free ice cream and popcorn, jugglers, a clown, and other entertainment! Just like riding a tandem bike, friendship takes teamwork to succeed.  Two people cooperating to support each other’s movement through life—it’s a beautiful thing!
Date September 23, 2012
Time 2–5 p.m.
Location Divots Restaurant, 1900 Country Club Drive, Coralville
Contact Karen Fox
319–338–7884 x245
kfox@meimhc.org
http://www.compeerjohnsoncountyiowa.org External Web Site Policy.
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Kansas
Organization The Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas, Inc., Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals, Kansas Health Solutions, and ValueOptions of Kansas, Inc.
City Overland Park
Activity 2012 Kansas Behavioral Health Conference
Description Come to the 2012 Kansas Behavioral Health Conference and learn more about how behavioral health and physical health go hand–in–hand.
Date September 19–21, 2012
Time n/a
Location DoubleTree Hotel, Overland Park, Kansas
Contact n/a
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Maine
Organization Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine
City Bangor
Activity TBD
Description TBD
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Monica Elwell
207–941–4734
info@thenetwork123.com
http://www.thenetwork123.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Community Health and Counseling Services (CHCS)
City Machias
Activity Stepping Off to Wellness
Description Community Health and Counseling Services will step off to wellness on the trail in Machias for a wellness walk.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 12 p.m.
Location On the trail, across from Dunkin Donuts
Contact Rose St.Louis
207–255–8311
RStLouis@chcs-me.org
http://www.chcs-me.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization MindFreedom International
City Freeport
Activity National MindFreedom Strategy Summit
Description MindFreedom International will host a national MindFreedom Strategy Summit about promoting alternatives to the over-prescription of psychiatric drugs. The summit will include author Bob Whitaker.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine
Contact David Oaks
541–345–9106
oaks@mindfreedom.org
http://www.mindfreedom.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Co–Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine
City Portland
Activity Innovative Solutions for Building Recovery with Alternatives to Psychotropic Medication
Description This conference offers effective, empirically demonstrated non–medical solutions for behavioral and emotional problems typically treated only with psychotropics. In the spirit of evidence–based medicine’s inclusion of patient values as well as the movement toward health homes, this conference brings together the foremost experts in the field to present viable alternatives to medication, as well as guidelines to raise the bar of care equal to the available science.
Date September 20–21, 2012
Time 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine
Contact 207–878–6170
ccsme@ccsme.org
http://buildingrecovery.eventbrite.com External Web Site Policy.
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Maryland
Organization Our Own Own
City Baltimore
Activity TBD
Description On Our Own is planning a "Leadership Congress" for both transition-age-youth and adult consumers.
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Mike Finkle
410–646–0262
mikef@onouronwmd.org
http://www.onouronwmd.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Computer Learning and Resource Center, Inc.
City Silver Spring
Activity Mapping out your finances
Description Computer Learning and Resource Center will conduct a free Excel class on mapping out your finances and budget.
Date Friday, September 21
Time 2 p.m.
Location 12301 Old Columbia Pike, #220, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Contact Diane McManigal
301–622–6007
http://www.clarcinc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
City Rockville
Activity Line Dance for Wellness
Description Join SAMHSA for an opportunity to exercise with your fellow co–workers in a relaxing environment with some good music and join together to help celebrate wellness.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 9:30 a.m.
Location SAMHSA Headquarters–Sugarloaf Conference Room
Contact Leah McGee
(240) 276–1953
Leah.McGee@samhsa.hhs.gov
http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/10by10
Organization Witness Justice
City Rockville
Activity Wellness Week Update
Description Witness Justice distributed a Wellness E–Announcement that encouraged participation in National Wellness Week.
Date n/a
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Helga Luest
(301) 846–9110
hluest@witnessjustice.org
http://www.WitnessJustice.org External Web Site Policy.
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Massachusetts
Organization The Edinburg Center
City Lexington
Activity 3rd Annual Rock Into Recovery
Description The magic of live music and real recovery join together to help celebrate all the good work by peers, professionals, friends and family. There will be information and resources, food available for purchase, festival fun, arts and crafts, and celebration for the entire community. The event will feature a performance by the band, The Grateful Friends, from 2 p.m.–4p.m.
Date Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time 12 p.m.–4 p.m. ET
Location Waltham Common
Contact Todd Lena
781–862–3600
todd@rockintorecovery.org
http://www.rockintorecovery.com/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
City Boston
Activity Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Recovery Activites
Description The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation will host several activities during National Wellness Week, including massage activities, a music event, and a blood pressure and heart rate check for all event participants. All services are provided by people in recovery for people in recovery to promote health and wellness.
Date September 18–20, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location Recovery Education Center
Contact Dori S. Hutchinson
617–353–3549
dorih@bu.edu
http://cpr.bu.edu/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization Friends Helping Friends
City Winthrop
Activity 3rd Annual 5k walk for prevention and education of substance abuse
Description Help raise money to support local programs and have educational programs to educate the community and student about the effects of alcohol and drugs.
Date September 22, 2012
Time 10 am
Location Miller’s Field in Winthrop
Contact Linda Vecchia
www.friendshelpfightaddiction.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Fall River
Activity Healthy Cooking Classes
Description Members of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) can participate in ongoing healthy cooking classes to improve upon aspects of health and wellness.
Date Ongoing
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Fall River
Activity 22nd Annual Recovery Celebration Day
Description Members and staff from New Bedford and Fall River will be attending the 22nd Annual Recovery Celebration Day. This event will include a walk to the State House to rally and promote "the voices of recovery" from mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location Roger Williams National Memorial
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Fall River
Activity Smoking Cessation class
Description The Rehab and Recovery Group of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. Fall River will host a Smoking Cessation class. The group will discuss and learn different methods of quitting.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 2–3 p.m.
Location Harbor Hill House
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Fall River
Activity Third Annual Health and Wellness Fair
Description Participants will learn ways to improve health while having fun and playing interactive games.
Date September 25, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location Gymnasium at the East Gate Christian Academy, 65 Middle Street, Fall River
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Fall River
Activity Bowling Trip
Description Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) will host a bowling trip to promote having fun with peers and the FHR Fall River’s Wellness Group.
Date September 26, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–noon
Location AMF Lanes
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fairwinds Clubhouse of FHR Cape Cod & Islands
City Falmouth
Activity 4th Annual Sea to Shining Sea Walk
Description Join the Fairwinds Clubhouse of FHR Cape Cod & Islands in their annual walk that not only promotes wellness, but provides an opportunity for fun, fitness, camaraderie, and more.
Date October 6, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–noon
Location Peg Noonan Park, 240 Main Street, Falmouth
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)
City Tewksbury
Activity Annual National Wellness Week Kick–Off Celebrating the Whole You
Description DMH Commissioner Marcia Fowler and all of the DMH wellness and recovery teams invite you to join in on a celebration of National Wellness Week featuring an interactive presentation by physician and wellness coach, Elizabeth Frates, MD, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Frates will review the six essential steps in PAVING Your Path to Wellness and will demonstrate the process of setting a wellness goal in a coaching session.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location Tewksbury Hospital, Saunders Building, Events Room, 365 East St., Tewksbury, MA
Contact Eileen Weber
Eileen.Weber@massmail.state.ma.us
Ann Roy
Ann.Roy@massmail.state.ma.us
Organization The WellMASS Initiative–Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)
City n/a
Activity Step It Up
Description Step It Up is a fun, six–week program designed to help you increase the number of steps you take each day. The goal of the program is to work toward 10,000 steps or approximately five miles most days of the week. Sign up to participate in this six–week walking program which began on September 4, 2012. Step It Up is designed to give you the tools, skills and incentives to increase your physical activity level and improve your overall health.
Date Began September 4, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Visit https://wellmass.staywell.com/includes/login External Web Site Policy. to sign up.
Organization Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)
City Boston
Activity "Fall Into Wellness" Health and Wellness Fair
Description Join the Massachusetts DMH for health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, chair massages, music, stress management, yoga and more!
Date October 23, 2012
Time 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location In the Gym of the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center, Department of Mental Health, 25 Staniford St., Boston
Contact n/a
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Michigan
Organization Community Network Services
City Waterford and Farmington Hills
Activity Consumer Wellness Program 2012
Description The Community Network Services will offer strength training, stretching and strength development, as well as basketball and volleyball.
Date 1st session September 11–13; 2nd session September 18–20, 3rd session September 25–27; 4th session October 2–4
Time 10 a.m.–noon
Location Home Court Advantage: 46903 West Road, Wixom MI 48393
Contact Valerie Rice
248–871–1490
vrice@cnsmi.org
http://www.cnsmi.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Hiawatha Behavioral Health
City Manistique
Activity Community Inclusion and Peer Run Social Group
Description The Hiawatha Behavioral Health are working towards starting a new peer run social group for consumers in the Germfask area that will include some community inclusion activities.
Date On Wednesdays, beginning September 19, 2012
Time 2–4 p.m.
Location Christ’s Fellowship Ministries in Germfask
Contact Debra Wunsch
906–341–2144
dewunsch@hbhcmh.org
Organization New Directions (SCCMHA)
City Owosso
Activity Intro to Stretching
Description New Directions (SCCMHA) will offer a introductory class to fitness and a group stretch activity.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 11:00 a.m.
Location New Directions
Contact Peggy Smith
989–472–3435
psmith@shiacmh.org
Organization Certified Peer Support Specialists of Michigan
City DeWitt
Activity eCPR Trainings (Two 2 Day Trainings)
Description The Certified Peer Support Specialists of Michigan will offer eCPR training for Michigan Certified Peer Specialists.
Date September 10 –14, 2012
Time 2–4 p.m.
Location n/a
Contact n/a
Organization Certified Peer Support Specialists of Michigan
City DeWitt
Activity WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) Training
Description The Certified Peer Support Specialists of Michigan will offer WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) training for Michigan Certified Peer Specialists.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact n/a
Organization Recovery Council of Michigan
City n/a
Activity Wellness Challenge
Description Over the last three months the Recovery Council of Michigan has been involved in a Wellness Challenge.  Supporting each other in healthy activities and having a drawing each meeting for a $50.00 gift card.  This will continue for 3 more months.  The Health and Wellness Committee has focused presentations on body, mind and spirit.
Date n/a
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Sherri Rushman
Organization Peer Choices
City Waterford
Activity Nine Dimensions of Health
Description Come learn a framework for building a personal wellness plan. They will focus on key concepts such as emotions, finances, social, spiritual, and more.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location 1105 N. Telegraph Rd. #300, Waterford, MI  48328
Contact 248–451–5350
Organization Peer Choices
City Waterford
Activity Healthy Heart, Healthy You
Description Come learn interesting information and everyday tips to promote heart health.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 1–2 p.m.
Location 1105 N. Telegraph Rd. #300, Waterford, MI  48328
Contact 248–451–5350
Organization n/a
City n/a
Activity Michigan Consumer Conference: Live Healthy–Live Lively Presentation
Description Come out to the Michigan Consumer Conference and see a presentation that focuses on whole health initiatives around the state of Michigan including tobacco recovery, PATH (Personal Action Toward Health), eCPR, WRAP and the National Wellness Week Initiatives including taking the pledge for Wellness and discussing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location MSU Campus, Kellogg Center
Contact n/a
Organization n/a
City Lansing
Activity Michigan’s 4th Annual Peer conference
Description We are excited to present the Michigan’s 4th Annual Peer Conference Promoting Health and Wellness by Learning, Leading, and Living. Everyone with a common interest in peer services and related issues are welcome to attend.   There will be a variety of presentations and workshops focusing on peer lead health and wellness initiatives.  This year’s keynote speaker is Peggy Swarbrick. We also will have a Wellness Center including different activities like water aerobics, yoga, kickboxing, and drumming.
Date October 1–3, 2012
Time n/a
Location Best Western Plus Hotel in Lansing
Contact n/a
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Minnesota
Organization Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
City St. Paul
Activity TBD
Description TBD
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Patti Bitney Starke
651–236–8471
patti.bitneystarke@mhcsn.org
http://www.mhcsn.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Orion Associates, Meridian Services and Zenith Services
City Golden Valley
Activity Flu Shot clinic and a Veggie Lasagna Lunch
Description Orion Associates, Meridian Services and Zenith Services will host a flu shot clinic for employees on September 18. Later in the day, they will host a healthy Veggie Lasagna lunch following the company meeting. Throughout the week, they will send out daily emails to employee on various wellness topics.
Date September 18, 2012
Time Flu shot clinic: 8:30–10am; Veggie Lasagna Lunch: 12 p.m.
Location 9400 Golden Valley Road
Contact Cassi McMayer
763–450–5003
CMcmayer@orionassoc.net
http://www.orionassoc.net External Web Site Policy.
Organization Michigan Celebrate Recovery
City Detroit
Activity Walk & Rally XII
Description People in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends, addiction treatment professionals, elected officials and other allies will be coming together from across the Great Lakes Region to celebrate recovery as part of National Recovery Month.
Date September 15, 2012
Time 9 a.m.
Location Belle Isle, Detroit, MI
Contact http://michigancelebraterecovery.org External Web Site Policy.
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Missouri
Organization Missouri Institute of Mental Health
City St. Louis
Activity “People Say I’m Crazy” Art Exhibit
Description This exhibit features a group of artist that painted together in the 1980’s in Venice Beach, California. Their work captures their experiences in the mental hospital as the point of departure.
Date n/a
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact n/a
Organization Program in Consumer Studies and Training, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Missouri–Saint Louis
City St. Louis
Activity The Recovery Loop
Description The Program in Consumer Studies and Training has produced a series of videos by and for persons with mental illness representing the mental health consumer perspective on recovery.
Date n/a
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact n/a
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Nebraska
Organization Nebraska Nurses Association
City Lincoln
Activity Nurse Fatigue: A Threat to Safety and Professional Practice
Description This conference will provide a forum for the exchange of evidence, ideas and best practices related to the impact of nurse fatigue and safe staffing on patient outcomes and nursing work environment.
Date September 29, 2012
Time 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Location Olin B Auditorium, Nebraska Wesleyan University campus
Contact Karen Wiley
402–475–3859
karen.wiley@alegent.org
http://www.nebraskanurses.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Nebraska's Office of Consumer Affairs
City  
Activity Artists of the Arboretum
Description The Nebraska's Office of Consumer Affairs are gathering artists together to begin to create a sense of community among artists.
Date September 28, 2012
Time Noon – 2 p.m.
Location Lincoln Regional Center
Contact Carol Coussons de Reyes
(402) 471–7853
carol.coussonsdereyes@nebraska.gov
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Nevada
Organization Foundation for Recovery
City Las Vegas
Activity Wellness Fair
Description Foundation for Recovery will host a wellness fair, in conjunction with a Recovery Month rally and picnic.
Date September 15, 2012
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Pat Nelson
702–241–0633
pnelson@forrecovery.org
http://www.forrecovery.org/ External Web Site Policy.
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New Jersey
Organization CHOICES (Consumers Helping Others Improve their Condition by Ending Smoking)
City New Brunswick
Activity Wellness Fairs
Description CHOICES (Consumers Helping Others Improve their Condition by Ending Smoking) will be participating in two wellness fairs during National Wellness Week. The first one is September 19th at Bridgeway in Scotch Plain, NJ. The second one is on September 20th at University Behavioral Healthcare in Newark, NJ. We will be doing our Heart of CHOICES intervention, made possible through the SAMHSA Million Hearts® Wellness Initiative grant.
Date September 19, 2012 and September 20, 2012
Time TBD
Location See event description
Contact Trish Dooley Budsock
732–235–3361
dooleypc@umdnj.edu
http://www.njchoices.org/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization Coalition of Mental Health Consumer Organization of New Jersey and Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
City New Brunswick
Activity TBD
Description These two organizations will collaborate for an event.
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Annette Wright
973–778–8810
http://cspnj.org External Web Site Policy. and http://comhco.decibelplaces.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization St. Josephs Harbor House Partial Hospitalization Program
City Paterson
Activity Wellness Week Community Activities
Description The Harbor House Partial Hospitalization Program will hold an activity each day through Wellness Week. On Monday, the Mental Health track will kick off the week’s celebration of wellness with a community activity. On Tuesday, Esperanza (the Spanish track) will continue the theme, and on Wednesday the Pre-vocational track will present their take on wellness. On Thursday, the program’s deaf clients will lead the way and on Friday the co-occurring track will plan a wellness celebration followed by organizing a “Line Dance for Wellness” in solidarity with other communities.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time Varying
Location 645 Main St., Paterson, NJ  07503
Contact Susanne Palombo
973–754–2820
palombos@sjhmc.org
http://www.stjosephshealth.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Twin Oaks Community Services (A merger of Family Service and Steininger Behavioral Care Services)
City Mount Holly
Activity A Week of Wellness
Description Twin Oaks Community Services Adult Partial Care and Adult Outpatient Programs will provide an activity Monday through Friday during National Wellness Week. Some of the activities for the week include daily walks, line dancing, smoothie and fruit day, activities of yoga and meditation, a day of exploration of different world cultures and a healthy lunch day.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location 770 Woodlane Road, Mount Holly, NJ, 08060
Contact Kim Borges or Joann Esfahani
609–261–0705
kimb@famserv.org or joanne@famserv.org
http://www.twinoakscs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Bridgeway, Inc.
City Elizabeth
Activity Wellness Fair
Description Bridgeway, Inc. will host a Wellness fair for individuals. The event will feature medical screenings for BMI, waist circumference, A1C, glucose readings, wellness activities including Zumba and Yoga, and will have vendors from medical facilities.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Nancy Schneeloch
(908) 249–4100 x106
Nancy.schneeloch@bridgewayinc.com
http://www.bridgewayrehab.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSPNJ)
City Freehold
Activity Fall Fest
Description CSPNJ celebrates Wellness Week with hosting a Fall Fest. The event will include a variety of information, resources, and activities focused on all the dimensions of wellness, including the physical dimension by offering healthy food options, a live band for dancing, and other physical activities.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 10 a.m.
Location Black Bear Lake Park, Millstone, NJ
Contact (732) 780–1175
http://www.cspnj.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSPNJ)
City Freehold
Activity Line Dance for Wellness
Description CSPNJ celebrates Wellness Week with participating in the line dance for wellness. Beginning at 11:20 a.m. you can watch the line dance growing, moving, and dancing to the smooth sounds of a live band.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 11:20 a.m.
Location Black Bear Lake Park, Millstone, NJ
Contact (732) 780–1175
http://www.cspnj.org External Web Site Policy.
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New York
Organization NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
City New York City, NY
Activity NYC Wellness Week Kickoff
Description Presentations by NYC providers and consumers inform our community about the importance of wellness and recovery
Date September 14th, 2012
Time 9 am
Location NYC DOHMH, Long Island City, NY
Contact Connie Williams Neils
347–396–7215
cwilliam@health.nyc.gov
http://www.nyc.gov External Web Site Policy.
Organization NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
City New York City, NY
Activity NYC Wellness Week Kickoff
Description Presentations by NYC providers and consumers inform our community about the importance of wellness and recovery
Date September 14th, 2012
Time 9 am
Location NYC DOHMH, Long Island City, NY
Contact Connie Williams Neils
347–396–7215
cwilliam@health.nyc.gov
http://www.nyc.gov External Web Site Policy.
Organization Restoration Society
City Buffalo
Activity Circle of Wellness
Description We will host a Circle of Wellness using SAMHSA's 8 Dimension of Wellness and having our peers share with other peers how the dimensions have helped with their recovery.
Date September 29, 2012
Time TBD
Location A community church in Buffalo, NY
Contact Michelle Scheib
716–835–1919 ext 21
mscheib@restoration-societyinc.org
http://www.restoration-societyinc.org/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS)
City Kerhonkson
Activity 30th Annual Conference
Description NYAPRS is excited to host its 30th annual conference during National Wellness Week.
Date September 19–21, 2012
Time Ongoing
Location At the Hudson Valley Resort & Conference Center in Kerhonkson, NY
Contact Harvey Rosenthal
518–436–0008
harveyr@nyaprs.org
http://www.nyaprs.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc. - Compeer Chautauqua
City Jamestown
Activity Healthy Choices Event and Cultural Sampling Night
Description On September 19, Compeer will host a Wellness night inviting adults and youth mentored matches as well as the community to a healthy choices event.  The event will have a speaker that has lost over 100 pounds share her journey, and how the choices she made for eating and exercise has impacted almost every other dimension of Wellness.  Compeer will have someone speak on how to shop and prepare healthy food on a budget, as well as have a mental health counselor give a brief overview of how mental health is connected to total wellness.

On Sept. 20, the center will hold a Cultural Sampling night to learn and enjoy some of the Hispanic community’s traditions in a family friendly dinner and sharing environment.
Date September 19–20, 2012
Time TBD
Location 97 Forest Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
Contact Jann Ball
716–487–2956
ballj@stel.org
http://compeer.stel.org/index.htm External Web Site Policy.
Organization Health and Human Services–Office on Women’s Health
City n/a
Activity Wellness Week Update
Description Health and Human Services–Office on Women’s Health shared a wellness announcement that contained a link to the Eight Dimensions of Wellness Poster with their entire region.
Date n/a
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact n/a
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North Carolina
Organization Mental Health Association in Greensboro
City Greensboro
Activity Second Annual Peer Conference – Express Yourself: Creative Approaches to Mental Health Recovery
Description Join Mental Health Association in Greensboro for their annual peer conference and learn about how to be an advocate for mental health recovery. Recovery is a powerful form of self-expression and a way to enhance your own wellness. Through various small groups offered throughout the day you can learn how to use your unique voice to help others - whether members of your community or the larger mental health system - understand and embrace mental health recovery. Pre-registration for the event is required.
Date Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time 1-5:30 p.m.
Location 407 E. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Mary Seymour
336–373–1402, ext. 207
mseymour@mhag.org
http://www.mhag.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Carolina Treatment Center of Fayetteville
City Fayetteville
Activity Health Fair and Ice cream Social
Description Join Carolina Treatment Center of Fayetteville for a health fair and ice cream social. They will also hold various small events throughout the month for staff and patients to participate in and have the opportunity to win prizes.
Date Friday, September 28, 2012
Time 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location 3423 A. Melrose Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304
Contact Tabitha Thrash
910–864–8739 ext. 123
twilliams@crchealth.com
Organization Durham Police Department Victim Services Division
City Durham
Activity Wellness Education and Outreach
Description The Durham Police Department Victim Services Division is conducting statewide outreach with emailing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness poster, along with the Three Ways to Promote Wellness poster to community partners and practitioners in Durham and across North Carolina.
Date n/a
Time n/a
Location 505 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
Contact n/a
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Raleigh
Activity Healthy Cooking Classes
Description Members of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) can participate in ongoing healthy cooking classes to improve upon aspects of health and wellness.
Date Ongoing
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Mother Bear Community Action Network
City Asheville
Activity Family Hope Chest Fundraiser
Description During National Wellness Week, Mother Bear Community Action Network will host a Family Hope Chest Fundraiser. Donors who contribute during National Wellness Week will be entered in a thank you drawing for a Mother Bear Family Hope Chest, which includes a limited edition set of Mother Bear Pearls, a Hope Journal, and an organic Mother Bear tee.
Date September 17–23, 2012
Time n/a
Location 84 Walnut Street Suite 601, Asheville
Contact Julie Huneycutt
(828) 712–0958
julie@motherbearcan.org
http://www.motherbearcan.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Mother Bear Community Action Network
City Hendersonville
Activity Mother Bear Family Den Meeting
Description In honor of National Wellness Week, the Mother Bear Community Action Network will host a Family Den community gathering to celebrate and honor the important role families play in the mental health recovery process.
Date September 20, 2012
Time Noon–2:00 p.m.
Location Downtown Hendersonville, 713 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville
Contact Julie Huneycutt
(828) 712–0958
julie@motherbearcan.org
http://www.motherbearcan.org External Web Site Policy.
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Ohio
Organization Thomas M. Wernert Center for Mental Health Recovery and Support
City Toledo
Activity Discussion on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and other Wellness activities
Description The Thomas M. Wernert Center, a peer-operated organization will promote Wellness Week with hosting a formal discussion introducing the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and the Wellness Initiative. Participants will then take part in an 8 Dimensions of Wellness Inventory. There are various scheduled activities included on the center's calendar throughout the month of September. The center also holds a weekly Diabetes Support meeting, in which staff assists members living with Type II Diabetes and with diabetes prevention among our population.
Date Varying
Time Varying
Location 208 W Woodruff, Toledo, OH 43604
Contact Katie Phillips
419–242–3000 ext. 103
kphillips@wernertcenter.org
http://www.wernertcenter.org/index.html External Web Site Policy.
Organization The P.E.E.R. Center
City Columbus
Activity 2nd annual "A September to Remember Recovery Celebration"
Description Please join The P.E.E.R Center for their 2nd annual "A September to Remember Recovery Celebration," featuring The PEER Center Staff, the Wellness Warriors and Associates (and anyone else who wants to join us!!) in our debut presentation of "The Wellness Wobble." Be sure to join in on the celebration of food, fun, friends and family, dancing, karaoke and open mic too!!
Date September 1, 2012
Time 5pm–8pm
Location Wolfe Park Party House (East Broad and Nelson)
Contact Juliet C. Dorris-Williams
614–453–4826
jdorris-williams@thepeercenter.org
http://www.thepeercenter.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Southeast, Inc.
City Columbus
Activity Be Safe – Be Vaccinated against Seasonal Flu
Description Be sure to get your flu vaccination to stay healthy during the flu season.
Date Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact n/a
Organization Southeast, Inc.
City Columbus
Activity Integrated services at the HOPE Picnic
Description Southeast will provide integrated services at the HOPE Picnic. This outdoor event serves over 400 people who are homeless. Southeast, Inc. will be engaging with people, talking about prevention and wellness strategies, providing behavioral health and physical health screens, providing direct services, tending to people with foot issues and unmanaged diabetes, and registering new clients who need behavioral health services.
Date Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact n/a
Organization The Peer Center
City Columbus
Activity Wellness Warriors Walking Group
Description Come join the Peer Center’s Wellness Warrior for their walking group.
Date Monday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 19
Time 11 a.m.
Location 1221 East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio  43205
Contact Juliet C. Dorris-Williams
614–453–4826
jdorris-williams@thepeercenter.org
http://www.thepeercenter.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Main Place, Safe Harbor Peer Support Services and The P.E.E.R Center
City Columbus
Activity Ohio Empowerment Coalition, Central Region Recovery Conference
Description The conference will focus on helping consumer/survivor/ex–patients make informed decisions about their recovery, cutting–edge advances in the treatment of mental illness, and promoting heart healthy lifestyles for persons recovering from serious and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI).
Date September 5–6, 2012
Time 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location Embassy Suites, 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231
Contact Kristen Frame
740 –788 –0303
kframe@mhalc.org
Organization Community Support Services, Inc.
City Akron
Activity Walk for Wellness
Description Community Support Services is having a Walk for Wellness with the door open to the SPMI community.
Date September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location 150 Cross St., Akron, Ohio 44311
Contact Twanette Pinkerton
(330) 996–9141 Ext. 212
pinketwa@cssbh.org
http://www.cssbh.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery
City Columbus
Activity Wellness Wheel
Description Get a group together over lunch and everyone works on their WMR Wellness Wheel.  Share how the Wellness Wheel supports our wellness goals, what’s changed since the last time you have done your Wellness Wheel, and what new goals you are setting.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 12:30 p.m.
Location Columbus Commons located in downtown Columbus on S. High St.
Contact Kelly Wesp
614–225–0980
kwesp@wmrohio.org
http://www.wmrohio.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery
City Columbus
Activity Walking
Description Engaging your physical wellness can be fun! Come take a walk along the Scioto River and enjoy the scenery of downtown.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 10:30 a.m.
Location Scioto Mile
Contact Kelly Wesp
614–225–0980
kwesp@wmrohio.org
http://www.wmrohio.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery
City Columbus
Activity Telling Your Story
Description Leaders from the WMR Community will facilitate a WMR experience for people who want to share their stories of recovery and wellness.  Everyone has a story to share, but sometimes we need help getting our thoughts and feelings into words, art, music, or dance.  This will be a deliberative process where participants can explore creative ways to engage others in the stories of recovery and wellness.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Location Columbus Metropolitan Library, Livingston Branch, 3434 Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43227 in the conference room
Contact Kelly Wesp
614–225–0980
kwesp@wmrohio.org
http://www.wmrohio.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery
City Columbus
Activity Drum Circle
Description The Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery is planning an afternoon with a drum circle.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Location Southeast, Inc., 16 W. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215
Contact Kelly Wesp
614–225–0980
kwesp@wmrohio.org
http://www.wmrohio.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery
City Columbus
Activity WellFest
Description Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence for Wellness Management and Recovery will host the first WellFest. Exhibitors will be on hand to share information and resources for wellness. There will also be live entertainment and wellness demonstrations. At 12:30pm, they will engage in a community wide line dance.  Everyone is welcome!
Date September 21, 2012
Time 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location State House Lawn (corner of Broad St. and High St. downtown)
Contact Kelly Wesp
614–225–0980
kwesp@wmrohio.org
http://www.wmrohio.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Recovery Center of Hamilton County and Christ College of Nursing and Health Science
City Cincinnati
Activity Wellness Fair
Description The Wellness Fair will offer activities and educational workshops for addressing all dimensions of wellness. Some of the topics that will be discussed at the fair include diabetes, heart disease, obesity, blood pressure checks, life balance, and much more!
Date September 18, 2012
Time 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location 2340 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219
Contact Chris Pedoto
513–241–1411
chrisp@recoverycenterhc.org
http://www.recoverycenterhc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Choices A Community Social Center
City Akron
Activity Wellness Works–Monday
Description On Monday morning Carol Bailey Floyd will be leading a session on “Exploring the Fun in WRAP.”
Date September 17, 2012
Time n/a
Location Choices facility (320 E South St, Akron)
Contact Sheila White
330–762–8151
choicesakr@sbcglobal.net
http://www.choicesakr.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Choices A Community Social Center
City Akron
Activity Wellness Works–Tuesday
Description Choices A Community Social Center will have a juggling instructor come in and teach juggling and similar skills to members and guests.
Date September 18, 2012
Time n/a
Location Choices facility (320 E South St, Akron)
Contact Sheila White
330–762–8151
choicesakr@sbcglobal.net
http://www.choicesakr.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Choices A Community Social Center
City Akron
Activity Wellness Works–Wednesday
Description Choices will have a surprise visitor on Wednesday morning teach members and guests useful, interesting nutrition/weight management information.
Date September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location Choices facility (320 E South St, Akron)
Contact Sheila White
330–762–8151
choicesakr@sbcglobal.net
http://www.choicesakr.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Choices A Community Social Center
City Akron
Activity Wellness Works–Thursday
Description Choices A Community Social Center will have Carol Bailey Floyd return with her laughing club activities.
Date September 20, 2012
Time n/a
Location Choices facility (320 E South St, Akron)
Contact Sheila White
330–762–8151
choicesakr@sbcglobal.net
http://www.choicesakr.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization Choices A Community Social Center
City Akron
Activity Wellness Works–Friday
Description Margie Simkanin will bring in her line dancing club for a demonstration and lessons.
Date September 21, 2012
Time n/a
Location Choices facility (320 E South St, Akron)
Contact Sheila White
330–762–8151
choicesakr@sbcglobal.net
http://www.choicesakr.com External Web Site Policy.
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Oklahoma
Organization Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery and Treatment Association (OCARTA)
City Oklahoma City
Activity 10th Annual Recovery Festival and Walk
Description Join OCARTA and over twenty agencies and community partner in the annual Recovery Festival and Walk.
Date September 22, 2012
Time 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location Washington Park– 400 N. High
Contact Donna M. Woods
405–848–7555
donna@ocarta.org
http://www.ocarta.org External Web Site Policy.
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Oregon
Organization Peerlink [TAC]
City Portland
Activity TBD
Description TBD
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Amy Zulick
888–820–0138
peerlinktac@gmail.com
Organization Cascadia Plaza Clinic
City Portland
Activity LOTUS Peer Wellness Support Group
Description Join Cascadia Plaza clinic for a Wellness support group to discuss the importance of wellness in an individual’s life.
Date Monday, September 17
Time 1:30–3 pm
Location Cascadia Plaza Clinic, 2415 SE 43rd. Ave., Portland , Oregon 97206, Room 1
Contact Meghan Caughey
503–963–7772
Organization ASHA International
City Portland
Activity Wellness Workshop – Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: A Journey to Wellness through Eight Dimensions
Description ASHA International is presenting a Wellness Workshop in celebration of 2012 National Wellness Week.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 6–7:15 p.m.
Location Portland International Church 22 NE 80th Ave, Portland, OR 97213
Contact Gayathri Ramprasad
971–340–7190
gayathri@myasha.org
http://www.myasha.org External Web Site Policy.
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Pennsylvania
Organization WellSpan Health
City Gettysburg
Activity Healthy Adams County Summit
Description n/a
Date September 18
Time All day
Location 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Contact Kathrine Gaskin
kgaskin@wellspan.org
Organization Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association
City Conshohocken
Activity Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative
Description PMHCA will offer a free training, "Principles and Practice for Clinicians Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex Individuals (LGBTQI)"
Date This is a three-day seminar (two consecutive days with a one day follow-up).
Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 9:00 am–4:00 pm
One-day follow-up: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Time See date description
Location The Montgomery County Fire Academy, 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Contact Lynn Keltz
717–564–4930
lynn@pmhca.org
http://www.pmhca.org/projects/kpri-August-21-2012.html External Web Site Policy.
Organization Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Activity Family Services Wellness Week Activities
Description Family Services has planned a variety of wellness activities and workshops for both staff and individuals we serve during Wellness week. They will offer financial workshops, exercise workshops, Reiki, a healthy lunch hour, safety talk, a bicycle tour on rails to trails, healthy recipe exchange, wellness raffle, and one day will dedicated to inspire everyone to take a walk together. Family Services will invite all staff and individuals to participate and all week we will be sending out wellness tips, inspirational quotes, recipes, and information on health and local resources to staff.
Date Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21, 2012
Time Varying
Location Varying
Contact Michaela Kennedy
412–820–2050
KennedyM@FSWP.org
http://www.FSWP.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Guiding Hearts with Hope
City Hanover
Activity Community Recovery Vigil Service-Healing from Within
Description The vigil will strive to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction and mental health. The event will help to educate the public on the effectiveness of treatment, and will weaken the stigma surrounding substance use disorders, addiction and mental health.
Date Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time 1:00 p.m.
Location St. Joseph Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331
Contact Martha King
717–968–3083
advocacymom@embarqmail.com
http://www.stjosephparishhanover.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Guiding Hearts with Hope
City Hanover
Activity Take Back your Meds
Description You can help make a difference in the community by safely disposing of unused or expired medications (loose pills, creams, liquids and pill packs). Prescription, over-the-counter and veterinary medications will be accepted.
Date Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location Giant Pharmacies: 801 Baltimore Street and 455 Eisenhower Drive
Contact Martha King
717–968–3083
advocacymom@embarqmail.com
http://www.stjosephparishhanover.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Milestone's Health Care Home Project
City Pittsburgh
Activity Outdoor Wellness Celebration
Description Join Health Care Home as they celebrate National Recovery Week with several events during the day. Events begin at 10 a.m. with a walk, a cookout, rock painting, and conclude with a line dancing workshop with an instructor and great music!
Date September 18, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location Chain of Hope
Contact Adrienne McGrail
412–243–3400 ext. 428
http://www.facebook.com/hchwellness External Web Site Policy.
Organization Milestone's Health Care Home Project
City Pittsburgh
Activity Steps to a Better You
Description Milestone's Health Care Home Project will host several small groups during the day focused on topics that will provide people with information on leading a healthier life. Topics include HIV awareness and safer sex, being a proactive patient, how to reduce smoking, and financial coaching.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location 712 South Ave
Contact Adrienne McGrail
412–243–3400 ext. 428
http://www.facebook.com/hchwellness External Web Site Policy.
Organization Milestone's Health Care Home Project
City Pittsburgh
Activity Healthy Cookout and Health Screenings
Description Come join the Health Care Home staff for a healthy cookout with a variety of delicious and health food. Following the cookout, a doctor and nurse with the Squirrel Hill Health Center mobile van unit will offer free health screenings and flu shots.
Date September 20, 2012
Time Noon–3 p.m.
Location 712 South Ave
Contact Adrienne McGrail
412–243–3400 ext. 428
http://www.facebook.com/hchwellness External Web Site Policy.
Organization Northumberland County, Pennsylvania’s, Recovery and Wellness Center
City Sunbury
Activity Healthy Lifestyles Day
Description Healthy Lifestyles Day will include a discussion group on weight loss, smoking cessation, sleep monitoring, and other topics.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Location Northumberland County Human Services Complex, Building A (217), Sunbury, PA 17801
Contact Chris Minnich
570–495–2162
chris.minnich@norrycopa.net
Organization Northumberland County, Pennsylvania’s, Recovery and Wellness Center
City Sunbury
Activity Healthy Activity Day
Description Healthy Activity Day will feature exercise groups such as the use of household items to lift weights and tone muscles, line dancing, and stretching demonstrations.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Location Northumberland County Human Services Complex, Building A (217), Sunbury, PA 17801
Contact Chris Minnich
570–495–2162
chris.minnich@norrycopa.net
Organization Northumberland County, Pennsylvania’s, Recovery and Wellness Center
City Sunbury
Activity Healthy Cooking Day
Description Healthy Cooking Day will include cooking demonstrations on healthy cooking and eating on a budget.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Location Northumberland County Human Services Complex, Building A (217), Sunbury, PA 17801
Contact Chris Minnich
570–495–2162
chris.minnich@norrycopa.net
Organization Northumberland County, Pennsylvania’s, Recovery and Wellness Center
City Sunbury
Activity Medical Screening Day
Description Medical Screening Day will feature screening for blood pressure, weight, height, body mass index screening and a discussion on vaccinations.  Each person will leave with a health “report card.”
Date September 20, 2012
Time 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Location Northumberland County Human Services Complex, Building A (217), Sunbury, PA 17801
Contact Chris Minnich
570–495–2162
chris.minnich@norrycopa.net
Organization Northumberland County, Pennsylvania’s, Recovery and Wellness Center
City Sunbury
Activity Health Information Expo/Northumberland County Counseling Services open house
Description Health Information Expo/Northumberland County Counseling Services open house will include tables with health information and tours of the Northumberland County Counseling Services office.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Location Northumberland County Human Services Complex, Building A (217), Sunbury, PA 17801
Contact Chris Minnich
570–495–2162
chris.minnich@norrycopa.net
Organization Delaware County Community Support Program
City Upper Darby
Activity A Celebration of Wellness
Description Come hear a speaker talk about Reiki, and then everyone will have a chance to share about what works for them to stay well. The Delaware County Community Support Program welcomes people to bring “show and tell” items regarding their wellness.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Location Welcome House, 7700 Westchester Pike, Upper Darby
Contact Mary Fala
610–270–0375
mfala@hopeworxinc.org
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Phoenixville
Activity Whole Health Education Series
Description Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) will present a series of programs discussing behavioral health topics at the hospital for community members.
Date Ongoing
Time 7:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Location n/a
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.fellowshiphr.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization EPIC (Empowered Peers Implementing Change)
City Beaver
Activity Peer Support Group
Description The regular EPIC meeting is a National Wellness Week party! They will be walking a half mile on beautiful River Road in Beaver, followed by Peer Support about WRAP's while enjoying healthy snacks.
Date September 24, 2012
Time 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Location Beaver Library in Beaver, Pa.
Contact Darlene Tindell
(724) 494–8177
darlenetindell@hotmail.com
Organization PRO-ACT
City Philadelphia
Activity Recovery Walks! in Philadelphia
Description Come out and join individuals, kids, grandparents, veterans, families, and professionals walking side-by-side, laughing and smiling, to create the largest Walk ever assembled in support of addiction recovery.
Date September 22, 2012
Time 9 a.m.
Location Penn's Landing, Columbus Avenue and Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 19106
Contact http://recoverywalks.org External Web Site Policy.
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Puerto Rico
Organization DBSA: Fundación Aliada contra Bipolaridad y Depresión – Región Metro
City San Juan
Activity Wellness Conference
Description DBSA will host three workshops on the following topics: Relationship among conditions in childhood (autism, sensory) and mental health conditions; Rights of people with mental health conditions; and Use of assistive dogs for mental health conditions.
Date September 22, 2012
Time 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location Centro Más Salud Dr. Gualberto Rabell in Santurce (Hoare)
Contact Katy Castro
(787) 685–5584
dbsa.fabid.pr@gmail.com; jvelez@nuestramente.org
http://www.bipolaridadfabid.weebly.com External Web Site Policy.
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Rhode Island
Organization Mental Health Consumer Advocates of Rhode Island, Inc.
City Providence
Activity Environmental cleaning
Description MCHA-RI is improving our environment by rearranging our floor plan for better "flow" and painting for an overall better feel. We're discarding, repurposing and recycling lots of old items, cleaning, organizing and reorganizing.
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Kathryn McNulty
401–831–6937
kathryn.mcnulty@gmail.com
http://www.mhca-ri.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization The Kent Center
City Warwick
Activity 2nd Annual Walk for Wellness
Description Join the Kent Center for a one-mile walk along the beautiful shoreline pathway at Rocky Point.
Date Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Time 11:30 a.m.
Location Meet at the Rocky Point parking lot at the corner of Rocky Point and Palmer Avenues in Warwick.
Contact Arlene Stoltz
401–738–1338, x335
astoltz@thekentcenter.org
http://www.thekentcenter.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Providence
Activity 10th Annual Rally for Recovery
Description As part of National Recovery Month, this event promotes state services and celebrates those in recovery.
Date September 15, 2012
Time 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location Roger Williams National Memorial
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.cmhacc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Providence
Activity 2012 NAMIWalk Rhode Island
Description Join the voices of recovery to promote health and wellness at the 2012 NAMIWALK Rhode Island event.
Date October 13, 2012
Time Beginning at 9 a.m.
Location Roger Williams Park Carousel, Providence
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.cmhacc.org External Web Site Policy.
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South Carolina
Organization National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Beaufort County
City Hilton Head Island
Activity 7th Annual NAMI Walk
Description NAMI of Beaufort County's is hosting their 7th Annual NAMI Walk. Registration starts at 8:30 and the event kicks off with the 5K walk beginning at 10 am. There is no cost to walk, but registration is necessary and they encourage everyone to make donations to NAMI Beaufort County in support of their free programs of education, support and advocacy in the community. This is their signature fundraising event. Following the walk there will be a cookout, live music and zumba.
Date Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time Event registration starts at 8:30 a.m. ET
Location Coligny Beach in Hilton Head Island
Contact Sarah Eliasoph
843–681–2200
Sarah.Eliasoph@namibeaufortcounty.com
https://www.namibeaufortcounty.com/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization South Carolina Share
City West Columbia
Activity TBD
Description TBD
Date TBD
Time TBD
Location TBD
Contact Bonnie Pate
803–739–5712
info@scshare.com
http://www.scshare.com/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization Faces and Voices of Recovery Pee Dee, HopeHealth, and the SC Hepatitis C Coalition
City Florence
Activity 2012 Rally for Recovery!
Description In response to the recent CDC recommendation for all people ages 45–65 to be tested, Faces and Voices of Recovery Pee Dee, HopeHealth, and the SC Hepatitis C Coalition will have on–site rapid Hep C testing available for rally participants. The rally will also feature a three mile walk, food, fun, fellowship and messages of hope, freedom, and purpose.
Date September 15, 2012
Time 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location McLeod Health and Fitness, 2437 Willwood Drive, Florence, SC 29501
Contact Lawrence P. Wiseburn
(843) 496–6145
larbomac@yahoo.com
http://www.favorpeedee.org External Web Site Policy.
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South Dakota
Organization NAMI South Dakota
City Huron
Activity Annual Educational Conference
Description NAMI South Dakota is holding its annual educational conference September 20 and 21, 2012. The conference features a holistic approach to mental wellness and will have many sessions related to caring for the whole body. They will also hold a Talent Show Thursday evening so people can demonstrate their artistic abilities.
Date September 20 and 21, 2012
Time Varying
Location Huron Event Center, 100 4th Street SW., Huron, SD
Contact Phyllis Arends
605–271–1871
namisd@midconetwork.com
http://www.nami.org/sites/NAMISouthDakota External Web Site Policy.
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Tennessee
Organization Memphis Recovery Centers
City Memphis
Activity Coffee & Dessert Reception
Description Join Memphis Recovery Center for a coffee and dessert reception. The event will also feature a special recognition of alumni.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 6:30–7:30 pm
Location 219 N. Montgomery St., Memphis, TN
Contact Judy Goldberg
901–272–7751
jgoldberg@memphisrecovery.com
http://www.memphisrecovery.com External Web Site Policy.
Organization New Life Lodge
City Burns
Activity Celebrate Recovery
Description Come and celebrate recovery and the re-opening of the New Life Lodge.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 4–8 pm
Location New Life Lodge
Contact Patricia Scott
615–925–2963
pscott@crchealth.com
Organization My Health, My Choice, My Life
City Nashville
Activity Wellness Celebration
Description The TDMHSAS, Amerigroup and United Healthcare are working together to coordinate a Wellness Celebration in Middle Tennessee. They are asking for all participants to bring their own lunch.  They will provide healthy snacks and beverages.  There will an array of activities to participate in no matter what your physical ability, such as kickball, walking, and moving to the music.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Location Centennial Park
Contact Dan Armatis
(615) 517–6068
dan.armatis@centerstone.org
http://www.myhealthmychoicemylife.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization My Health, My Choice, My Life
City Knoxville
Activity Wellness Celebration
Description The TDMHSAS, Blue Cross and United Healthcare are working together to coordinate a Wellness Celebration in East Tennessee. They are asking for all participants to bring their own lunch.  They will provide healthy snacks and beverages.  There will an array of activities to participate in no matter what your physical ability, such as kickball, walking and moving to the music.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 11 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location Victor Ashe Park
Contact Meagan Hinds
(865) 414–5127
Meagan.hinds@mcnabb.org
http://www.myhealthmychoicemylife.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization My Health, My Choice, My Life
City Kingsport
Activity Wellness Celebration
Description The TDMHSAS, Blue Cross and United Healthcare are working together to coordinate a Wellness Celebration in East Tennessee. They are asking for all participants to bring their own lunch.  They will provide healthy snacks and beverages.  There will an array of activities to participate in no matter what your physical ability, such as kickball, walking and moving to the music.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 12–2 p.m.
Location Warriors’ Path State Park
Contact Stephanie Pierce
(423) 306–2473
spierce@frontierhealth.org
http://www.myhealthmychoicemylife.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization My Health, My Choice, My Life
City Chattanooga
Activity Wellness Celebration
Description The TDMHSAS, Blue Cross and United Healthcare are working together to coordinate a Wellness Celebration in East Tennessee. They are asking for all participants to bring their own lunch.  They will provide healthy snacks and beverages.  There will an array of activities to participate in no matter what your physical ability, such as kickball, walking and moving to the music.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location Miller Plaza’s Waterhouse Pavilion
Contact Mark Bresee
(423) 313–7944
MarkBresee@aimcenterinc.org
http://www.myhealthmychoicemylife.org External Web Site Policy.
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Texas
Organization The Gulf Coast Center and UTMB Center for Addiction Research and Family Medicine
City Galveston
Activity Cruisin’ 2 Recovery: Celebrate Prevention & Respect Recovery
Description The Gulf Coast Center Recovery Program, UTMB Center for Addiction Research (CAR), UTMB Family Medicine and the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Women’s Center are hosting a festival that will feature activities such as health screenings, exercise safety demonstrations, live entertainment, Kid Zone, face painting, games, clowns, door prizes, food and more!
Date September 22, 2012
Time Noon–3 p.m.
Location 2704 Avenue O, Galveston, TX
Contact Sue Davis
(409) 944–4337
sued@gulfcoastcenter.org
http://www.gcmhmr.com External Web Site Policy.
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Utah
Organization Weber Midtown Wellness Clinic
City Ogden
Activity Weber Midtown Wellness Clinic Wellness Week Activities
Description Join Weber Midtown Wellness Clinic as they celebrate National Wellness Week. Some of the scheduled events for the week include a CPR class for all clients, a walk-along the River Parkway, and 3 on 3 basketball games for clients and staff.  Those who attended wellness classes and/or participated in any of the activities will receive a fruit parfait on Friday.
Date September 17–21, 2012
Time Varying
Location 237 26th St, Ogden, UT 84401
Contact Shauna Williams
801–625–3813
shaunaj@weberhs.org
http://www.midtownchc.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization NAMI Utah
City West Valley City
Activity Yoga for Wellness
Description NAMI Utah will host two free yoga classes at Bikram Yoga in Sugarhouse. The classes will include an informative session on how yoga can be used to heal both mentally and physically, and will also include basic yoga positions.
Date September 21, 2012
Time 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Location Bikram Yoga in Sugarhouse–1140 East Wilmington Ave. (2200 South)
Contact Kimberly Myers
(801) 869–2877
kimm@namiut.org
http://www.namiut.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization NAMI Utah
City Salt Lake City
Activity NAMIWalk Utah
Description Join NAMI Utah and the 2012 NAMIWalks Honorary Chair–Olympic Medalist, Graham Watanabe as NAMI Utah raises hope for recovery in participating in 8th annual NAMIWalk.
Date September 29, 2012
Time Event begins at 10 a.m.
Location Liberty Park Salt Lake City, UT
Contact Amber Watkins
(801) 869–2878
amber@namiut.org
http://www.namiwalks.org/utah External Web Site Policy.
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Vermont
Organization See Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery under Nationwide Activities.
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Virginia
Organization Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute (SVMHI)
City Danville
Activity Recovery at Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute
Description The SVMHI Recovery Month Planning Committee will host a series of events during the month of September 2012 to highlight Recovery at SVMHI. These celebrations will coincide with the SAMSHA National Recovery Month initiatives. Some of the events for the month include a cookout/talent kickoff event, a recovery walk, a fashion show, a recovery festival, and a recovery dance.
Date Varying
Time Varying
Location Varying
Contact Olin Saphrey
434–799–6220
Olin.Saphrey@dbhds.virginia.gov
Organization SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul
City Williamsburg
Activity Grand 2 Grand Ultra–One Woman's Quest for Healing Justice
Description Jan Brown, Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul will be participating in a six day, 160-mile, self-supported stage race in and out of the Grand Canyon beginning September 23, 2012. Jan is completing this event to demonstrate that with recovery all things are possible, to offer a living example of the power of health and wellness to accomplish goals and dreams, and to put a positive face on recovery.
Date Beginning September 23, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Jan M. Brown
757–564–0001
jan@spiritworksfoundation.org
http://www.spiritworksfoundation.org/ External Web Site Policy.
Organization VOCAL (Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership)
City Charlottesville
Activity Executive Director Forum
Description VOCAL, Virginia’s statewide mental health consumer organization, is hosting an Executive Director Forum for leaders of Virginia's peer–run programs. During this retreat, attendees will learn effective tools and board development skills to help enhance their program's roles in the community and promote wellness throughout the state.  As part of this forum, VOCAL Virginia will offer self–care and stress management techniques utilizing qigong, a Chinese technique of mindfulness.
Date September 17–18, 2012
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Will Gallik
434–243–7878 ex 23
Will@vocalvirginia.org
http://www.vocalvirginia.org External Web Site Policy.
Organization Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
City Arlington
Activity Healthy Cooking Classes
Description Members of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) can participate in ongoing healthy cooking classes to improve upon aspects of health and wellness.
Date Ongoing
Time n/a
Location n/a
Contact Erika Sloan
401–642–4406
esloan@fellowshiphr.org
http://www.cmhacc.org External Web Site Policy.
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Washington
Organization King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division - Department of Community and Human Services
City Seattle
Activity "On the Journey Together for Recovery, Resiliency and Wellness"
Description King County is sponsoring a recovery conference, "On the Journey Together for Recovery, Resiliency and Wellness," in which approximately two-thirds of the participants will be people in recovery. There will be 35–40 presentations regarding recovery, resiliency and wellness, attended by persons in recovery who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges, and persons who work in the behavioral health system. Adults and youth who participate in services as well as parents of children who are enrolled in services in King County are welcome to attend. Our goal is to present each attendee with information that will enhance their own strengths and resiliencies and to create a wellness culture within the King county mental health and substance use disorders treatment system. The themes of this conference are wellness, skill building and leadership.
Date September 6 & 7, 2012
Time 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location Seattle Central Community College
Broadway Performance Hall, 1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Contact Cheryl Goluch
206–263–9111
Cheryl.Goluch@kingcounty.gov
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Recovery/2012Conference.aspx External Web Site Policy.
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West Virginia
Organization West Virginia Family Leadership First
City Clarksburg
Activity Focus on the Family
Description West Virginia Family Leadership First, a statewide group which supports and encourages families to speak for themselves and others, will sponsor a free one-day training titled, “Focus on the Family.” The training will consist several sessions on various topics such as “Empowering Families with Children with Special Health Care Needs” and “Expected Behaviors of Safe and Supportive Schools.” A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.
Date September 17, 2012
Time 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location Waldomore at the Harrison County Public Library, 404 West Pike Street Clarksburg, WV 26301
Contact Ardella Cottrill
304–376–4835
ardella.cottrill@yahoo.com
http://www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/Default.asp External Web Site Policy.
Organization Hall Neighbors’ House
City Buckhannon
Activity Share Our Stories (SOS)
Description Hall Neighbors' House will have a speaker from "Share Our Stories (SOS)" tell the story of her experience with domestic violence. There will be a discussion afterwards with attendees.
Date Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Time 1–2 p.m.
Location 66 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Contact Christine Carroll
304–439–4666
Organization Hall Neighbors’ House
City Buckhannon
Activity The Dimensions of Wellness
Description Peer support specialist JK McAtee will give an interactive presentation on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
Date Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time n/a
Location 66 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Contact Christine Carroll
304–439–4666
Organization Hall Neighbors’ House
City Buckhannon
Activity Speak Up, West Virginia
Description Hall Neighbors' House is inviting the community to attend "Speak Up, West Virginia," so they can ask their questions and express their concerns regarding all aspects of social services, i.e. welfare, mental health and substance abuse services, etc. Transportation will be provided to the event.
Date Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time Meeting at 11 a.m.
Location 66 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Contact Christine Carroll
304–439–4666
Organization Office of Consumer Affairs and Community Outreach – Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities
City Charleston
Activity Wellness Chair Massages
Description The Office of Consumer Affairs and Community Outreach – Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities will distribute Wellness Week education materials, and also offer free chair massages to participants.
Date September 19, 2012
Time 12:30–4:30 p.m.
Location Kanawha County Department of Health and Human Resources located at 4190 West Washington St., Charleston, WV 25301
Contact Cindy Black
304–356–4829
Cynthia.R.Black@wv.gov
Organization Office of Consumer Affairs and Community Outreach – Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities
City Charleston
Activity Wellness Fun!
Description The Office of Consumer Affairs and Community Outreach – Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities will distribute Wellness Week education materials. There will activities for children provided by the Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator for the WV WIC Program.
Date September 20, 2012
Time 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location Kanawha County Department of Health and Human Resources located at 4190 West Washington St., Charleston, WV 25301
Contact Cindy Black
304–356–4829
Cynthia.R.Black@wv.gov
Organization Office of Consumer Affairs and Community Outreach – Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities
City Charleston
Activity Zumba and Healthy Cooking
Description The Office of Consumer Affairs and Community Outreach – Bureau for Behavioral Health & Health Facilities is offering an evening with a free Zumba class and a healthy cooking workshop. Educational materials will also be distributed to participants.
Date September 18, 2012
Time 7:00– 9:00 p.m.
Location Bomar Club, 306 North Church Street, Ripley, WV 25271
Contact Cindy Black
304–356–4829
Cynthia.R.Black@wv.gov
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