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The National Supported Education Programs Directory

CAFE TAC is pleased to share a new resource for people with mental health conditions in search of opportunities in higher education, the National Supported Education Programs directory. Supported education is an approach designed to address the higher education goals of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and/or mental health challenges and support their success in post-secondary […]

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Supporting Employees with Mental Health Conditions: A Short Case Scenario on Facilitating Peer Connection

Employers that pay attention to the mental health and wellness of their employees sometimes recognize opportunities for their employees to support each other. Sometimes connection happens organically; other times, it takes some intention and effort to bring people together. How can managers that know their team members would benefit from connecting with each other and

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Managing Trauma and Distress: Navigating Your Role as You Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health Challenges

Are you a family member or caregiver of a loved one with a mental health condition? Does supporting their recovery and well-being cause you stress and impact your own mental health? Then CAFÉ TAC’s recent webinar, which was held on November 16th, Managing Trauma and Distress: Navigating Your Role as You Support Your Loved One’s

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A Focus 2.0 on Extreme Heat and Mental Health

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! In this issue, CAFE TAC discusses the unique threat that extreme heat poses to people with serious mental health conditions due to a number of factors, including the effects of psychiatric medications. We also share updates on supported education research and federal action on mental

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Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a free webinar on peer-run warmlines and the 988 national crisis line, “Peer-Run Warmlines and 988: Do We Really Need Both?” View the recording here! With the advent of the three-digit 988 crisis call number, questions are emerging about the differences between peer-run warmlines and 988, how these two

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Family Mental Health: Tips, Strategies, and a Great New Resource

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a free webinar on how families and caregivers can support recovery and wellness for their family members with mental health conditions, “Family Mental Health: Tips, Strategies, and a Great New Resource.” View the recording here! A serious mental health condition can be difficult to navigate, both for the person

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Supports for Families Workshop Series

CAFE TAC is excited to share a new resource for people supporting friends, relations, and family members with mental health conditions, the Supports for Families Workshop Series! This interactive workshop series has been designed to help family members and caregivers of people with serious mental health conditions support their family member by promoting recovery and

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Peer-Operated Respites: Is It Time for National Standards?

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a webinar on the growth of peer-run respite services and how peers and advocates can help shape it, “Peer-Operated Respites: Is It Time for National Standards?” View the recording here! Peer-Operated Respites have a long history of offering a healing option for people experiencing mental health-related crisis situations as

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The Soteria Experience: Home, not Hospital

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted The Soteria Experience: Home, not Hospital, a free webinar on how Soteria Houses offer an alternative recovery path for people with serious mental health conditions.  View the recording here. The belief that people with schizophrenia can’t or won’t recover has been debunked through numerous longitudinal studies. Yet, much misunderstanding

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