A collaboration between PEERS and John George Psychiatric Pavilion, the John George Peer Mentor Program provides friendly support to those who have been discharged from the psychiatric hospital and are transitioning back to day-to-day life. All of the mentors themselves have lived experience with mental health challenges, hospitalizations, and recovery. After one year, the program has seen a 72 percent decrease in re-hospitalization.
Healthcare Reform is no longer looming large on the horizon. It has arrived! Changes are underway here in Alameda County and in many other counties and states across the nation. Early preparations are finished, and the Healthcare Home will soon be as familiar to us as our local drop-in centers (I'll go more into details about Healthcare Homes later).
Where: Mediterannean Room, Suite H810, 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, 94538 (Google map)
For more info: Call (510) 832-7337
Developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, Wellness Recovery Action Planning offers everyone increased levels of wellness. Participants come together and develop their own strategy for managing potential "trouble spots."
Creating a WRAP is an an empowering process involving mutual sharing of stories and insights.
What is the Alameda County BestNow! program and how does it promote recovery and consumer employment? Learn the answer as host Barbara Meyers chats with BestNow! Program Coordinator Jamie Works Wright and graduate Jeffrey Caiola.
Shery Mead, a sought after international speaker and the author of three books, is an expert trainer who focuses on trauma-informed peer support, warmline skills, peer-run crisis alternatives, co-supervision, and facilitation.
While hosting a trauma-informed peer support workshop in Oakland in April 2011, Shery tells her story and why she is passionate about her work.
Certified Peer Specialist Beth Filson discusses the impact of trauma over one's lifespan, as well as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). To learn more about the study, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm.