Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast September 2010

The Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is a monthly emailed newsletter with the purpose of informing mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as for disseminating general mental health and rehabilitation news.

Psych Rehab Educators Symposium

The Consortium of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators (CPRE) will hold its Fall Symposium in Chapel Hill, N.C. on October 16-17, 2011. The mission of the Consortium is to develop, promote, and support academic initiatives and higher education programs specific to the contemporary practice of psychiatric rehabilitation. For more information or to submit your registration on-line, visit the Consortium’s website

Fall Book Promotion!

Take advantage of a 50% off discount on Psychological & Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability edited by LeRoy Spaniol, Cheryl Gagne, and Martin Koehler. This book includes a collection of articles by researchers, professionals, consumers, and family members that bridges scholarly research, professional knowledge and practice, and the human experience of people who live with mental illnesses. For more information go to:
For information about any of our products, contact Sue McNamara at or (617) 358-2574.

A National Call to Action: 10 X 10 Wellness Campaign

In a vital effort to increase the life expectancy for persons with mental health problems, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) launched a 10×10 Wellness Campaign to increase awareness of optimal health and wellness. Join the signers of the Wellness Pledge and advocate for increased awareness and understanding of improved health and well-being. To learn more go to:

Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University has developed a one-year, competency-based Certificate Program to improve and enhance the Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation knowledge and skills of practicing Vocational Rehabilitation professionals. Enrollment is now open for the class which starts in the June 2011. For more information go to

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse Teleconference

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse hosts a monthly teleconference to share information and talk about victory and setbacks experienced by consumers at the state, national and local level. The next teleconference is scheduled on September 20th, at 1 p.m. EST, hosted by Joseph Rogers. For information contact Bryce Hewlett at or by phone (267) 507-3845.