Ohio's Virtual Recovery Series will kick off on September 29, 2020. Presented by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Cardinal Health Foundation, the series will highlight important issues related to recovery from both mental illness and substance use disorder and provide opportunities for learning and connection for those in recovery, their loved ones, and behavioral health professionals. The first event will feature Zack McDermott, author of Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love. Zack will share his story of diagnosis and treatment for Bipolar Disorder, the crucial role his family plays in his recovery, and how COVID-19 has impacted his recovery. We will also hear from an Ohioan in recovery on their journey to wellness.