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

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting stakeholders and the public to the first-ever Recovery Day at the Capitol on 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. A program will be led by the governor and first lady, 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.

Recovery Day at the Capitol will take place Monday, Feb. 4 with booths set up from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a program from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in Memorial Hall, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.