City proclaims the month of September 2019, as National Recovery Month. Havre de GraceCity proclaims the month of September 2019, as National Recovery Month. WHEREAS, recovery from mental and substance use disorders, including co-occurring disorders is an essential part of health and one’s overall wellness; and WHEREAS, treatment and recovery services for mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders is effective, and people can and do recover in our area and around the nation; and WHEREAS, addressing and overcoming mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally; and WHEREAS, we must encourage relatives and friends of people with mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders to implement preventive measures, recognize the signs of a problem, and encourage those in need of help to seek appropriate treatment and recovery support services; and WHEREAS, to help more people with lived experience achieve and sustain recovery, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), along with the City of Havre de Grace, invite all residents to participate in National Recovery Month. NOW, THEREFORE, I, William T. Martin, Mayor of the City of Havre de Grace, along with the entire Havre de Grace City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2019, as National Recovery Month. In the City of Havre de Grace, we call upon our citizens to observe the purple up-lighting in our downtown business district from Monday, September 16th – through Sunday, September 22nd in support of this year’s Recovery Month theme, and Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Recovery Month observance.