UPDATED: Governor, First Lady extend invitation to first-ever Recovery Day at the Capitol

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting stakeholders, legislators and the public to the first-ever Recovery Day at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 4, to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and the disease of addiction and celebrate the power and hope of recovery.

Recovery Day at the Capitol was announced during the second Recovery Reinvented event in September. Recovery advocates, peer support specialists, individuals with lived experience, behavioral health and health care providers, state and local decision-makers and others interested in celebrating recovery are encouraged to attend. The event will continue the dialogue to inspire action, eliminate stigma and reinvent recovery in North Dakota.

Legislative leaders will join the governor, first lady and recovery advocates for a program at 12:15 p.m. in Memorial Hall, along with key behavioral health system stakeholders and people with lived experience. Participants will hear stories from people in recovery from mental illness and addiction, learn about the various pathways to recovery and have the opportunity to connect with recovery providers and advocates. The governor also will present a proclamation. Individuals can show their support by using the hashtag #RecoveryDayND.

What: Recovery Day at the Capitol

Who: Gov. Doug Burgum, First Lady Kathryn Burgum, Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman, House Majority Leader Chet Pollert, House Minority Leader Josh Boschee, Behavioral Health Division officials, recovery advocates.

When: Monday, Feb. 4. Recovery providers will have booths set up from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a program from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Where: Memorial Hall, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.


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