September is recovery month–a time to talk about substance abuse recovery, mental health issues and suicide awareness. And right now, with the increased isolation and stress associated with the pandemic, mental health awareness is perhaps more important than ever. In partnership with SEARHC and other organizations, Sitka Counseling is hosting events throughout September, including a podcast spotlighting recovery and a walk on Sept. 26.

KCAW’s Morning Host Erin Fulton spoke with Sitka Counseling Executive Director Amy Zanuzoski and clinical psychologist Claire O’Laughlin about the upcoming events and how to cope during this stressful time.