The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Bureau of Wellness and Recovery Services (WRS) is pleased to share an update on the plan for 2023 Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call Series.
For 2023, we were able to restore our previous practice of gathering ideas for topics from previous and potential attendees through a survey that was sent out via email. Responses were thoroughly reviewed by the team, and we worked hard to ensure that the topics chosen would represent as much of the feedback as possible.
Due to the fact that the Bureau of WRS continues to operate at 50% staffing capacity, we have decided to again offer five calls in 2023, with hopes of restoring the schedule back to ten in 2024.
Therefore, the calls for 2023 will be held on the fourth Thursday during the months of January, March, May, July, and September.
An announcement will be sent via Communication Alert at least eight weeks prior to each call, including the dial-in number and all associated handouts.
We are also happy to announce a new feature this year: in addition to the usual call-in option, you will also have the option to log in from your computer or through the WebEx app on a smartphone. Instructions will be included with the Communication Alert for each call.
We look forward to your participation in next year's educational series!