Speech to Text for September proclaimed National Recovery Month
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recovery month proclamation-stngr-2 this morning - the cerro gordo county board of supervisors signed a proclamation - joining a list of communties recognizing september as national recovery month. kimt news 3's alex jirgens was there - and joins us now live at y-s-s francis lauer - alex?xxx recovery month proclamation-lintro-3 raquel - during the meeting this morning... the cerro gordo county board of supervisors signed a proclamation declaring september as national recovery month. recovery month proclamation-lintro-2 the month is held to educate americans about the usefulness of substance abuse treatment and mental health services and how they can enable those who suffer from them to live healthy and rewarding lives. and for organizations like y-s-s francis lauer and prairie ridge - which work with youth and adults on prevention...inte rvention...and treatment from addiction as well as behavioral health care.... it's one step in the long journey to recovery.xxx recovery month proclamation-pkg-1 lowerthird2line:september proclaimed national recovery month mason city, ia "it's something that they struggle with." sarah zollar is a resident therapist at y- s-s francis lauer. she says working with those who are going through the treatment and recovery process is a rewarding experience. lowerthird2line:sarah zolar resident therapist, yss francis lauer "we get to work with kids and work on changing their lives and helping them take a different trajectory than what they've ever had before." recovery month proclamation-pkg-7 zolar says the official proclamation will about much needed awareness. "i just think it's such a great way to bring attention to an issue that kids and families fight every day. it gives everybody a chance to say hey, what are we doing, what are we doing as a county, what are we doing as a state, to help kids and to help families do better?" kelly grunhovd with prairie ridge says the partnership is vital... especially because many of us likely know someone with an addiction or mental health disorder - no matter their age. lowerthird2line:kelly grunovd prairie ridge integrated behavior healthcare "we're able to encompass the lifespan, and so as young as a person might start having a behavioral health disorder all the way up to whatever age you can imagine." recovery month proclamation-pkg-9 zolar says that while they've done tremendous work...there is always room for improvement. "one of the things that we've really been trying to focus on is improving our family work and involving families in their treatment because when kids come home, they need to continue to do well even after they get home." / recovery month proclamation-ltag-2 i also spoke with shanda hansen with y- s-s francis lauer...who tells me that the proclamation is one of many things they are looking to partner with prairie ridge on. live in mason city - alex jirgens - kimt news 3. / thank you alex. according to john hopkins school of medicine... about 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. / volunteer fair in mc-vo-3 it resembles