Recovery

A Webinar on Family Mental Health and Recovery

CAFÉ TAC recently hosted a webinar on how family members of youth and adults with mental health conditions can effectively support their family member’s recovery and improve whole family wellness.   Find the recording here! This webinar, What’s this Recovery, Wellness and Well-Being Thing? How to Support Yourself and Your Family Member, was hosted by …

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A Learning Community on Self-Disclosure, Representation, and Empowerment

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a Learning Community that explored the decisions people with lived experience of mental health conditions make about how they talk about their own mental health, how mental health is represented in our public discourse, and how people can create a space for their own empowerment and impact the way …

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A New Focus 2.0 on Bringing Recovery to Mental Health Month

Check out the newest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter! This issue examines the role people with lived experience of mental health conditions can play in Mental Health Month, provides an updated on our most recent training activities, and introduces a new feature, “Capacity Corner,” where we take a look at some common leadership challenges …

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A Learning Community on Peer Leadership

The CAFÉ TA Center recently completed its first  learning community, which explored the topic of peer leadership, and how people with mental health conditions can turn their lived experience into positive change in their communities. What’s a “learning community”? It’s an opportunity for a small group of people to come together to learn about and …

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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 found herself needing an outlet. Fortunately, she kept a journal as a means to process …

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News and Notes for March 7, 2017

We’re pleased to let you know that preparations for the 2017 Alternatives Conference are well underway, with the event scheduled for Friday, August 18 through Monday, August 21, at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, MA! The SAMHSA-sponsored Alternatives conference is a truly remarkable international event, where mental health consumers/survivors cme together to share knowledge …

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News and Notes for Global Peer Support Celebration Day

Today is Global Peer Supporter Celebration Day! This is a day to recognize the amazing work peers are doing to help people with mental health needs, and to bring a message of hope and recovery to our mental health system. This global day of recognition was created by the International Association of Peer Supporters in …

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News and Notes . . . and Video! for September 8, 2016

In this edition of our News and Notes email, we would like to share a series of videos of presentations given at The 18th Annual Family Café this past June. The Annual Family Café is the nation’s largest statewide cross-disability event. It attracts thousands of attendees from throughout Florida and beyond, and they are exposed …

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