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Last Updated: 9/29/2014

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,
Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with
Mental Health (ADS Center)


Campaign for Social Inclusion

The Campaign for Social Inclusion, formerly the Campaign for Mental Health Recovery (CMHR), is a multiyear national public education campaign launched in December 2006 to educate the general public about social inclusion. People with mental health and/or substance use conditions are more likely to fully recover and rebuild their lives when they have access not only to care and services, but also to social, economic, educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities that most citizens take for granted. A socially inclusive society promotes the necessary supports and opportunities for people in recovery to contribute to their communities as peers, parents, employees, residents, students, volunteers, teachers, and active citizens.

In 2010, the Campaign was expanded with the launch of four multicultural campaigns aimed at African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and Chinese American communities. The Campaign encourages online social networking strategies as a way to reach a wider audience.


SAMHSA offers funding to support Campaign activities among peer-run/recovery community organizations in States across the country. Since 2007, 31 organizations have received funding and successfully completed their projects.

For further information on the Campaign for Social Inclusion or any Campaign-related activities e-mail

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