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Suicide Prevention Month

At the National American Indian and Alaska Native PTTC, we wanted to highlight some important resources during Suicide Prevention Month:…

Addressing Wellness and Building Community Coalitions


Addressing Wellness and Building Community Coalitions

By Sarah Davis


Mark Sanders Recognized with NAADAC 2021 Enlightenment Award

Congratulations to Mark Sanders, LSCW, CADC, on receipt of the NAADAC 2021 Enlightenment Award!

The Enlightenment Award (formerly the Lifetime Honorary Membership Award) recognizes an individual who has established outstanding service through a lifetime of consistent contributions to the advancement of NAADAC, the addiction profession, and its professionals.

Mark joined the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC in 2020, providing expert training for all three programs and serving as the state program manager for Illinois. 

National Opioid & Substance Awareness Day (9.21.21)

National Opioid and Substance Awareness Day, held on September 21, 2021, will feature a virtual town hall event from 12:00–3:00 pm EDT, where participants will learn from experts and from those with lived experience about substance misuse, treatment, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will be able to take free, anonymous, online screenings for themselves or a loved one. For those who screen positive or still have concerns about substance use, there will be referrals to local treatment resources. To learn more about the town hall event or to register, click here.  

Great Lakes MHTTC Well-being Group: September 22, 2021

Great Lakes MHTTC Well-being Group

There's still time to register for Wednesday September 22!
Groups meet at 9am, 10am, 11am, or 1pm Central 

Register here

Wellbeing groups are small groups of up to 10 people that engage in guided conversations about how YOU are doing: In work, in relationships at work, and in life as it relates to your stress and work/life balance. The groups include time for learning from each other. Presenters will share Alia’s wellbeing curriculum.


Speak Out for Recovery: Sept. 28

The Northwest ATTC is one of the co-sponsors for Speak Out for Recovery, a virtual event honoring Recovery Month.

The event will feature speakers from across the state nominated by their Recovery Coalition to share their Recovery Story. Resources will also be presented, and the winner of this year's King County Recovery Month Poetry and Poster contest will be announced.

Find out more and register here.

People With Disabilities at Elevated Risk of Suicidal Behavior, Study Suggests

People with disabilities appear to be significantly more likely to think about, plan, and/or attempt suicide than people without disabilities, according to a report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Recovery Month


The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery. Everyone's journey is different, but we are all in this together.


Southeast PTTC: Health Equity Series

We all know that to be successful and sustainable, coalitions and prevention providers must be able to plan and implement prevention strategies that are data-driven, evidence-based and promote health equity. Over the course of these two informational sessions (Foundations & Needs Assessment) coalition members, prevention providers and emerging professionals will build their capacity to promote health equity in prevention processes and strategies.

Health Equity Series: Session 1 – Foundations

Wednesday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET