Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at Mental Health Association Thursday, September 13

Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at Mental Health Association Thursday, September 13

Contributed Article – Mental Health Association

Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to a Tie-Dye for Hope & Suicide Awareness at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) on Thursday, September 13.

The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Chautauqua County is joining with the MHA to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide and celebrate September as Recovery Month

There will be refreshments and friendship from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a 1-3 p.m. tie-dye workshop with local resource tables.

Bring a white cotton apparel item to tie-dye; a limited number of t-shirts will be available, if needed. The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention is providing the tie-dye supplies.

The MHA is in the rear of the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Chautauqua County

Now in its 29th year, Recovery Month is a national observance of SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. It also honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.

To learn more about the Tie-Dye, call the Mental Health Association at (716) 661-9044.

Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is spearheading plans for Recovery Walks on Thursdays, September 20, 4 p.m., from Dunkirk City Hall to the pier and back, and September 27, noon, from the MHA along the Riverwalk and return for a Recovery Jam Luncheon.

A United Way Partner Organization since 2015, the MHA offers support services to people with substance use disorders and all other forms of mental health diagnosis. It works in collaboration with local treatment providers, other non-profits, community-based partners, and treatment courts to empower individuals in attaining their goals. In an accepting environment, it provides recovery coaching by certified peer specialists as well as support groups and classes.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member is welcome to call or stop in. Hours are Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To learn more about the MHA, call (716) 661-9044 or visit www.mhachautauqua.org or www.facebook.com/MHAChautauqua.

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