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News, Notes, and a Major Funding Opportunity

SAMHSA has just released a funding opportunity announcement for the Statewide Consumer Network (SCN) grant program. The SCN is the SAMHSA grant program that supports statewide consumer mental health organizations in several states across the nation. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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An Address from Erin Callinan, Author of “Beautifully Bipolar”

At The 19th Annual Family Cafe this past June in Orlando, mental health advocate Erin Callinan led a conversation about her experience living with, and recovering from, bipolar disorder. From 2001-2004, Erin endured incredibly difficult manic and depressive episodes. She … Continue reading

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News and Notes for July 21

While peer support in the mental health community has gained traction in recent years, it is still relatively unfamiliar to the average person on the street. They might know that mental health is a leading health issue, or that more … Continue reading

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Alternatives Conference Award Nominations

At each Alternatives conference, awards are given to people who have contributed to the community. Nominations for each of the following awards are welcome, and should be submitted by July 21, 2017. Esperanza Hope Award In honoring contributing members of … Continue reading

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News and Notes for April 12, 2017

In recent years, a conversation about the growing professionalization of peer support, what it might look like, and what it could mean, has been ongoing, both within the peer support community, and among other mental health professionals. Providers’ willingness to … Continue reading

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