Recovery

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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Recovery Rocks! The Self-Directed Care Way

In this presentation from The 18th Annual Family Cafe, self-directed care program participant Cindy Witt talks about her passionate advocacy for herself and others with severe and persistent mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses. Cindy shares how she went from being on life support to starting her recovery journey with help from the FL Self-Directed …

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The Power of Shared Decision Making and Peer Support in Recovery

In this presentation from The 18th Annual Family Cafe held this past June in Orlando, presenter Dana Foglesong discusses the role shared decision making can play in mental health recovery. Partnering with your healthcare provider and having support to meet your whole health goals are important factors in recovery. This workshop includes information on tools …

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CAFE TAC News and Notes for August 25, 2016

September is almost here, and that means that Recovery Month is here again! Every September SAMHSA promotes National Recovery Month to bring national attention to behavioral health and let people know that recovery is possible! It’s an occasion to celebrate our own recoveries, as we spread the message that people with behavioral health conditions can …

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CAFE TAC News and Notes for July 27, 2016

This week marks the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark piece of legislation guaranteed that citizens with disabilities would have the same access to public spaces, rights in the workplace, and ability to access public transportation as their fellow Americans. And that includes Americans with psychiatric disabilities! While …

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CAFE TAC News and Notes for May 24, 2016

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close and summer begins, it looks as though Congress is set to make a final push for mental health reform legislation. Reports are circulating that the House Energy and Commerce Committee may consider compromise legislation that include provisions from both Rep. Tim Murphy’s (R-PA) bill – Helping …

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