CONNECTIONS
Edition 10 | June 22, 2020
Picture of the Week
We are so thankful to community supporter, leader and friend of Rise Recovery, TJ Mayes for delivering one of our care kits to a family in recovery. Delivering care kits is one of our new services created to meet the needs of the Bexar County recovery community during this time of social distancing.

T.J. Mayes is a partner at Phipps Deacon Purnell PLLC, a law firm representing 26 counties in opioid litigation. He formerly served as chief of staff for Ron Nirenberg from 2013 to 2016 and Judge Nelson Wolff from 2016 to 2019. Mayes also served as chairman of the county’s Opioid Task Force.

Mayes is also host of On the Record airing every Thursday at 7 pm on KLRN, interviewing San Antonio’s key players in business, politics and community activism. Watch the latest episode where discussion focuses on re-imagining Bexar County post COVID-19 with Precinct 4 Bexar County Commissioner, Tommy Calvert. The discussion includes mental health issues of people incarcerated in Bexar County, of which 20-30% of those are affected, and possible solutions regarding improvement in care.
Justin Hewett , Rise Recovery Young Adult Peer Recovery Coach, joins Bea and Dawnya to talk about his recovery journey after celebrating four years of sobriety this year and what it took for him to stay that way. Pictured above is Justin at last year's RIOSA (Recovery in Old San Antonio) celebration.

"I didn't stay sober being by myself, we stay sober together."
IS THERE AN UPSIDE TO COVID-19 FOR MENTAL HEALTH?
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"There’s a lot of bad things happening right now because of COVID-19,” said Andy Keller, president and CEO of the Texas-based Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. “But in some ways, people in rural Texas have better access to health care than they’d ever had before. All the barriers to them accessing physicians across the state have been lifted.”
BY RAGA JUSTIN, JUNE 9, 2020, THETEXASTRIBUNE.ORG
Did you Know?
Since March 23rd, our Rise Recovery staff has delivered 4,229 points of contact with those seeking recovery support. That includes phone calls, emails, texts and virtual services given to date. Recovery continues.
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