September is National Recovery Month. This is the month in which we remember, support and walk for ourselves, our friends, our family and our community members on a journey of recovery from the impact of substance misuse, mental health related struggles and other forms of trauma.
Each recovery journey may look and be different, but each recovery journey begins with that first step. We will take that first step at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall. We invite our community join us for the third annual Recovery Walk in Sitka.
This socially distanced and masked gathering is open to everyone wishing to celebrate all who’ve chosen a path of recovery, to acknowledge all who inspire us, and remember those who led the way. Information and “swag” tables will be set up in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall.
Bring a sign, bring a friend, make a button in honor of a loved one, dress in purple (the official color of recovery month-limited amounts of recovery t-shirts are available for participants for free, as well as other swag from sponsoring agencies), become informed and support all those on their journey of recovery. This event is sponsored by Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), Sitka Counseling, Sitka Health Summit, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC).