Be a Part of the Conversation’s “Conversation Forums” provide an opportunity to hear from those who share their personal stories and meaningful insights .
Be a Part of the Conversation & Minding Your Mind are joining together to address the correlation between substance use disorders and mental health challenges. People addicted to drugs are roughly twice as likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, with the reverse also true.
We will feature a panel including people recovering from both mental health diagnoses and addiction, family members, and treatment providers.
Together, we’ll navigate co-occurring disorders, which can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. In many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated.*
*SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Kim Ferris Rubenstein, CRSExecutive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation