Guest blog by:  From the Division of Behavioral Health Services

Let’s Celebrate Wellness this Week!  You are invited to join Arizonans this FRIDAY, September 23  to participate in the Line Dance for Wellness and Recovery which will be held at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza (next to the Capitol Lawn in Phoenix) and at DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park in Tucson.  The line dance will begin promptly at 10:10 am.  This event is part of a national campaign by SAMHSA – the 10×10 Wellness Campaign — to promote the importance of addressing all parts of a person’s life in hopes of increasing life expectancy for persons with mental and substance use disorders by 10 years in 10 years.  In Phoenix, Interactive displays from 9:30 – 11 am will provide education on the importance of overall health and well-being, professional treatment for those with substance use and mental disorders, and how recovery positively impacts our society as a whole. …attendees are invited to wear something purple (purple is one of the colors of the Recovery Month theme).