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September is National Recovery Month sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  We hope you can air this PSA to inform your listeners that with the right help and support, people can – and do – recover from mental health and substance use disorders and live healthy, self-directed lives as valuable members of their community

 

Here is both a 30-and 60-second audio link you can add to your rotation. Included below is a script should your announcer want to read it live.

 

Locally, San Diego County has partnered with Optum – the company that administers behavioral health services for Medicaid members in the County – to help more people access high-quality mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs so they can reach recover.

 

Please let us know if you can add the PSA into rotation or if you would like to schedule an interview. 
Thanks so much, Maryann  949-375-0856  click here to return to PSA Library

September is National Recovery Month

30 Public Service Announcement

 

Mental health and substance use disorders are often linked to a higher risk of suicide . . . a serious problem here in San Diego. With the right help and support, you can find your path to recovery.  People can – and do – recover to live healthy, self-directed lives as valuable members of their community.  Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. Call the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240 that’s (888) 724-7240 A public service message from San Diego County,  Optum San Diego and this station.

 

Click here to download 30 second audio file

September is National Recovery Month

60 Public Service Announcement

 

Mental health and substance use disorders are serious issues in America. One in four adults – more than 57 million Americans – experience a mental health disorder in a given year.   More than 3.8 million people age 12 or older in the United States received treatment for a substance use disorder in the last 12 months.  In addition, mental health and substance use disorders are often linked to higher risk of suicide . . . a serious problem here in San Diego.    People can – and do – recover to live healthy, self-directed lives as valuable members of their community.  With the right help and support, you can find your path of recovery.  Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.  It’s vitally important to let those who are struggling with mental illness or addiction know about the resources available, where they can find local treatment and recovery support services.   Call the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line (888) 724-7240 that’s (888) 724-7240. This has been a public service message from San Diego County, Optum San Diego and this station.

 

Click here to download 60 second audio file

About The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

For the 24th year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proud to sponsor National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).  This long-standing observance spreads the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and/or substance use disorders.  The observance also celebrates people in recovery and those who work in the behavioral health field.

About Optum San Diego

Since October 1997, Optum has administered behavioral health services for Medicaid members in San Diego County. During that time, Optum has partnered with the County, providers and community stakeholders to help increase access to quality mental health and substance use treatment programs that are focused on helping people reach recovery.

 

September 5, 2013

 

 

 

 

Dear Public Service Director,

 

September is National Recovery Month!

 

Mental health and substance use disorders are serious issues in America: one in four adults – more than 57 million Americans – experience a mental health disorder in a given year i  and 3.8 million people aged 12 or older in the United States received treatment for a substance use disorder in the last 12 months ii.

 

Substance use and mental health disorders are often linked to higher risk of suicide, which is a serious problem here in our own community: the Medical Examiner recently reported that San Diego County has a suicide rate of 13.1 percent – the highest it’s been since 1997 and well above the national rate. A total of 413 people in San Diego took their own lives last year. It’s vitally important to let those who are struggling with mental illness or addictions know that help is available, and where they can find local treatment and recovery support resources.

 

To help address this issue, each September the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month. The goal of Recovery Month is to promote the message that, with the right help and support, people can – and do – recover from mental health and substance use disorders to live healthy, self-directed lives as members of their community.

 

Locally, San Diego County has partnered with Optum – the company that administers behavioral health services for Medicaid members in the County – to help more people access high-quality mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs so they can reach recovery.

 

As a broadcaster, we know you are committed to informing your listeners about important health issues.  We ask that you broadcast the attached 30-or-60-second public service announcement audio file, or use the scripts below for your announcers to voice. Should you wish to inform your listeners on your news or public affairs program, we would be happy to work with you to coordinate a local guest.  The PSA can run through the end of the year.

 

We hope you can partner with us to broadcast this important health message. Please call me at (949) 375-0856 if I can provide you with any further information or assistance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Maryann Marino

Optum

 

i National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). (2008). Statistics about Mental Disorders. The numbers Count- Mental disorders in America.

ii Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

 

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