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River Region Human Services, Gateway Community Services and Lakeview Health Systems are joining together in Jacksonville to host a series of Recovery Month events during the month of September. These events will emphasize the importance of seeking physical and mental wellness every day, through multiple pathways and throughout the recovery process, to achieve health and well-being,” said Kenneth Arnold, one of the events’ organizers. cflsurf “It is critical that people experiencing mental and/or substance use disorders receive the support they need from the community. The reality is that behavioral health is essential to overall health, and we know that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.”

The Recovery Month activities will begin with an Art Walk at the Magnificent Café, located at 231 N. Laura St., in Downtown Jacksonville. This event is scheduled for September 3rd at 6:00pm.

Other activities will include:

  • The Second Annual Talent Show at Gateway Community Services, 555 Stockton St., beginning at 7p.m. on September 4th;
  • The Recovery Month Walk on September 13th, which will start at 390 Park St. at 8:00am and end at the Jacksonville Landing;
  • The Kickball Tournament on September 20th. This competitive game between River Region and Gateway will begin at 10:00am at Drew Park, located at 6621 Barnes Rd.

The month’s activities will culminate with the crowd-drawing community Block Party at 900 Bridier Street on September 26th at 5:00pm.