The library is hosting a community discussion on mental health and substance use disorders to celebrate National Recovery Month, an annual observance sponsored each September by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Dr. Allison M. Smith, Associate Director of the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities (LaCASU), will moderate the discussion. Participants will use their responses to the Recovery Month Art Exhibit (on display in the Main Library from September 1st through 10th) to facilitate an exploration of our community’s reactions to and experiences with mental health and substance use disorders. The primary goals of the discussion are to advance the community’s understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and to improve the visibility of Baton Rouge’s recovery community. Resources for recovery will be displayed at the event.
Type of Event:
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)