MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the month of September the Morris County Board of Freeholders aim to educate Morris County residents on treatment options and services for those residents who are recovering from mental health and drug abuse. 

“We celebrate the gains made by those in recovery,’’ Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo said at the Sept. 9 freeholder meeting in Morristown.

Morris County will join in a national observance held each September to educate all residents that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable persons dealing with those problems to live healthy and rewarding lives. The theme for 2015 is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” which highlights the value of peer support by educating, mentoring and helping others.

"The goal is to reinforce the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works and treatment is effective, and that people can and do recover", added DeFillippo. “There are millions of Americans, including residents in Morris County, whose lives have been transformed through recovery,’’