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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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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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Peers as Professionals: Workplace Success

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training,  Peers as Professionals: Workplace Success. There are many challenges for people with lived experience when it comes to engaging with the behavioral health workforce. Peer professionals want to remain true to the principles of recovery, help those they work with build on their strengths …

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Recovery Stories – Episode 7: A Message to the Outside World

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to release the seventh and final video in its Recovery Stories series. In this segment, people with lived experience speak out about what they think the world needs to know about recovery. While recovery is a familiar concept for people in the peer support movement, those outside the behavioral …

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Recovery Stories – Episode 5: The Medical Model & Resistance to Recovery

In the fifth installment of Recovery Stories, people with lived experience respond to the question “What would it take for the recovery model to truly take hold?” Before the concept of recovery evolved, many individuals’ experience of treatment left them feeling that they were fundamentally broken, and that their only recourse would be a lifetime …

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Recovery Stories – Episode 4: The Impact of Living in Recovery

In the world of mental health, recovery is often presented as a positive goal, and a model for how individuals can deal with their mental health challenges. Living in recovery, or simply looking at mental health through the lens of recovery, allows people to change how they think about their mental health, their lives and …

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Recovery Stories – Episode 3: Recovery Through Peer Support

The third installment in the Recovery Stories video series is now available to view online. In this segment, Recovery Through Peer Support, people with lived experience discuss the role that peer support has played in their recovery, and how helping others has been central to supporting their own wellness. The Recovery Stories series features people …

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Managing Peer Support Employees Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

For any organization, recruiting, managing and retaining qualified professional staff is an essential part of doing business. For consumer mental health organizations, taking care of their employees while providing quality services to the community is an even more complex challenge. Not only must organizations ensure that the supports and services their employees provide are of …

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