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Hearing Voices Network: De-mystifying Voices and Visions

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted Hearing Voices Network: De-mystifying Voices and Visions, a free webinar about alternative approaches to voice hearing and visions associated with schizophrenia and other serious mental health conditions. View the recording here! In the US, the experiences of hearing voices, having visions, or sensing or feeling things that others may not are often viewed as symptoms of illness. Schizophrenia, psychosis, and thought disorders are common diagnoses attributed to these experiences. Alternative, non-medicalized understandings of these experiences have come from other cultures, and voice hearers themselves have described them as a gist, spiritual awakening, and response …

A Focus 2.0 on Social Determinants and Mental Health

The latest edition of CAFE TAC’s Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time we take a look at the growing mental health crisis, the role of social determinants in it, and how the peer support and recovery community can bring a new and necessary perspective to addressing its root causes. We also share some new employment resources, details of an exciting job opportunity, and an update on our “Advancing Recovery in Your Community” webinar series. You’ll also find the latest edition in our “Capacity Corner” column, which provides tips on collaborating with partner organizations. Check out the latest Focus 2.0 …

Alternatives to Suicide: A Harm Reduction Approach

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted Alternatives to Suicide: A Harm Reduction Approach, a conversation about alternative approaches to suicide driven by genuine openness, recovery values, and authentic peer connection. View the recording here! Harm reduction approaches to suicide are evolving as an impactful way of understanding, validating, and supporting people experiencing deep emotional pain. One of the most well-known examples is the Alternatives to Suicide groups and curricula developed by Massachusetts peer-run organization Wildflower Alliance. View this facilitated discussion with leaders from Wildflower Alliance as we explore harm reduction as it relates to thoughts and experiences of suicide, and …

About The CAFE TA Center

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

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