1st Place Poem Contest and 3rd Place Essay Contest
Tammy Shaffer and Eugene Phelan teach about stress
1st Place Essay Contest Winner
Cafeteria Staff and Students
Health and Wellness Staff
Tammy Shaffer helps student to learn about stress
Office Administration students and staff
2nd Place Essay Contest Winner
Urban Forestry Students and Instructor
1st Place Poster Contest Winner
Signing of Center Proclamation
Recovery Month Great Onyx Job Corps
09/01/2013 8:00 AM
09/30/2013 4:00 PM
Great Onyx will once again this year sponsor Poetry, Poster, Essay, and Daily Question contests to foster the knowledge and understanding about drug and alcohol addiction recovery by our students and staff. Click on any picture to enlarge it.
Great Onyx Campus
3115 Ollie Ridge Rd.
Great Onyx Student Welfare Association
Type of Event:
Health and Wellness
August 29, 2013 Curtis Haynes (Acting Center Director) and Ronald Brann (Student Government President) sign the center's Proclamation. September 3 - The Great Onyx Recovery Month observance kicked off with "What is Recovery" and the Great Onyx Friends
Help Friends Photo Campaign. September 12 - Tammy Shaffer (Center Mental Health Consultant) and Eugene Phelan (Counseling Supervisor) help students learn about and how to recover from stress; as well as how to help their peers who may be suffering from stress.
Targeted participants for this year's event:
Invited Participants / Audience:
Great Onyx students and staff
3115 Ollie Ridge Rd.
3115 Ollie Ridge Rd.
Date of Post: 9/25/2013
News/Media Name: The Edmonson News Gilmet
Press Copy: Great Onyx Job Corps has Recovery on its mind. On August 29, 2013 Curtis Haynes (Acting Center Director) and Ronald Brann (President of the Student Government) participated in the signing of a proclamation declaring September as National Recovery Month
at the Great Onyx Center. Recovery Month September 2013 WHEREAS, on behalf of the students and staff of the Great Onyx Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, I am pleased to join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in celebrating
September 2013 as “National Recovery Month” at the Great Onyx Job Corps Center. WHEREAS, over forty-five million people, in the United States, aged eighteen and older had a mental illness and over 20 million were classified with alcohol or illicit drug dependence
during the past year causing significant medical, societal, and economic costs; as well as major barriers to employment; and WHEREAS, acknowledging September 2013 as “National Recovery Month” offers our students and staff the opportunity to learn and reflect
on what it means to recover from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. THEREFORE, I Curtis Haynes, Acting Center Director of the Great Onyx Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center Mammoth Cave, KY do proclaim September 2013 as: “Recovery Month” at Great
Onyx Job Corps and encourage all students and staff to support this year’s theme: “Join the voices for recovery together on the pathways to wellness” through participating in the planned activities and contests and learning about recovery from Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Disorders. On September 3, 2013the students and staff of Great Onyx kicked off the month learning what Recovery Month and Recovery for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse is about. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
provided a web page for the center’s use during the observance: http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Recovery-Month-Great-Onyx-Job-Corps-5492.aspx . Pictures and activities are being updated on this web page weekly thru the month’s celebration.
The students were also provided with three contests they could enter that center around this year’s theme: “Together join the voices for recovery on pathways to wellness”. The Great Onyx students can choose to participate in Poetry, Essay, and Poster Contests
and win prizes for their efforts. Anti-bullying education is underway and information has been posted to help the students and staff learn how bullying affects the mental status of each of our lives. September 12, Tammy Shaffer (Center Mental Health Consultant)
and Eugene Phelan (Counseling Supervisor) sponsored an event to help students learn how to measure and reduce their stress. “Many students came over and really wanted to learn about stress”; said Tammy Shaffer. Students and staff have also been participating
in a “Friends Help Friends Recover” campaign where students pose for a picture with the “Friends Help Friends Recover” poster in support of friends helping friends with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse issues in their lives. National Recovery Month is sponsored
by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Over 673 community events have been planned for 2013 and many are currently underway throughout the nation. “Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and
recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that
behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.” For more information on National Recovery Month, where to find events in your area, and how you can register your event visit recoverymonth.gov
Other Information: "The Great Onyx Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is associated with the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Great Onyx Job Corps Civilian Conservation serves 174 students. The USDA Forest Service operates 28 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers
across 18 states with a capacity of 6,200 students. For more information, visit: http://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/en/home.aspx. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands
to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world."
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