lived experience

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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News and Notes for Mental Health Awareness Month

As you probably know by now, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout the year, people in the recovery community spend a lot of time talking about our nation’s mental health system of care, peer support, and the role of people with lived experience in driving change. But how often does the average person think …

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Mental Illness: It Can Happen to Anyone

In this video recording of a session in the Mental Health track at The 17th Annual Family Cafe, Pam Ford of South Florida Behavioral Health Network shares her personal journey through childhood trauma, psychiatric hospitalizations, and incarceration, to her current stable and productive life. While many mental illnesses show symptoms early in one’s life, this …

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View CAFE TAC’s Newest Online Training: Peer Supervison

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training, Peer Supervision. As peer support services continue to grow in use and popularity, peer specialists find themselves working within all manner of settings. It can be a challenge for peers to stay true to their values and the principles of recovery as they work …

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Focus: Recovery is Breaking Through

People with lived experience and advocates that work in the mental health world are well-versed in the idea of recovery. We know that a mental health challenge is not a debilitating lifetime sentence, and that by focusing on strengths and wellness, people with mental health conditions can live fulfilling lives and contribute to society. The …

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