The Media Outreach section provides instructions to plan and promote Recovery Month activities and events, as well as templates to customize and send to local and online media outlets.
The Media Outreach section features the following:
Download the Word version of “Issue Recovery Month Proclamations” (1,095 KB).
Press Materials For Your Recovery Month Event – This document guides the development and distribution of publicity materials to promote Recovery Month events this September and throughout the year.
Download the Word version of “Press Materials for your Recovery Month Event” (1,098 KB).
Promote Recovery Month With Events – This document guides the event-planning process, providing tips and instructions for how to publicize events to maximize attendance.
Download the Word version of “Promote Recovery Month with Events” (1,092 KB).
PSAs – This section details ideas for how to distribute Recovery Month PSAs and ways to promote them in communities, as well as at local events.
Download the Word version of “Recovery Month PSAs” (1,091 KB).
Share Your Voice Through Op-Eds And Online Articles – This document includes helpful tips on how to write an op-ed or online article and how to submit it for publication.
Download the Word version of “Share your Voice through Op-Eds and Online Articles” (1,095 KB).
Work With The Media – This document includes the basics of media outreach, including tips on speaking with the media and creating long-term relationships.
Download the Word version of “Work with the Media” (1,093 KB).
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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.
National Recovery Month 2014