World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

  October 10th was World Mental Health Day. In solidarity, people all over social media posted about their mental health experiences, spreading awareness, and working towards stopping stigma. But how do you help a person who is experiencing a mental illness? That’s where recovery comes into play. More commonly than you would think, the definition of recovery is misconstrued. People think that recovery is a one-time event but really,...

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ACCR Gives “Thanks” to Allegheny County Council & First Responder Community

ACCR Gives “Thanks” to Allegheny County Council & First Responder Community

    Last September 2017, ACCR participated in the second annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk which aims to dispel stigma against those in recovery from addiction. At this event, we sponsored a “Thank You First Responders” booth where we collected signatures from people on two posters to express messages of thanks and gratitude to those who serve our community – with a specific focus on those who are treating and helping people with...

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Recovery Walk 2017

Recovery Walk 2017

  On September 17th, 2017, ACCR participated in the second annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk which aims to dispel stigma against those in recovery from addiction. The Recovery Walk is held in September as part of National Recovery Month and is a free event open to anyone who has been affected in some way by addiction.           As a sponsor of the walk, ACCR was represented by a booth in Market Square, where the...

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ACCR Plans Strategic Planning for 2017

ACCR Plans Strategic Planning for 2017

The Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery (ACCR) is continuing to forge ahead in promoting recovery and resiliency principles to all that will listen. Last year (2016) marked the 15th year of bringing together children, adolescents, adults and families living with behavioral health concerns to promote a fulfilling life.   The steering committee of ACCR believes it is the right time to take a deep look at where the group started, what has...

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Coalition for Recovery Website

Coalition for Recovery Website

The Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery’s (ACCR’s) new website is starting to look and feel like a new home for us. The website has a refreshing and sleek look to it that will make people want to take a look around. The website not only has updated information from the old website, but also has new information that everyone can look forward to. The calendar has the dates that all the committees meet on, in addition to all events...

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