June 2013 eCast
eCast Vol. 13 No 6
Special Webinar Announcements
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A Special Webinar: June 19, 2013 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
“Bridging the Gap between Health and Mental Health for Persons with Serious Mental Health Conditions”
Improving the quality of life through the integration of health and mental health is one of the key goals of U.S. federal initiatives including the Affordable Health Care Act, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Integrated Health Solutions and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
In this webinar, presenters will be considering the systems, services and individual perspectives on the need and the opportunities to bridge the divide between health and mental health. The webinar will begin with an overview of research on health/mental health integration. Following this, a person with lived experience who has been a student in the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation’s Recovery Services, will tell her story about how the absence of integration and collaboration led to serious problems. Finally, presenters will describe the program at Boston University and how it was replicated and adapted in Arizona with approval and funding by Medicaid.
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CPR News and Recent Activity
The CPR Center newsletter is now online
Articles include: “One Degree – A Story of How Hope and Help Are Closer Than You Think”, “Standing Up For Recovery” and “Assurance of a Good Life”. This is a free Download!
We have uploaded one of the Center’s oldest training videos which is housed online for archival purposes.
The video was transcribed from a VHS tape and features William Anthony, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus and former Executive Director. The program can be viewed on Youtube by clicking here . It can also be seen on our website .
The Repository of Employment and Vocational Recovery Resources (REVR) is an online archive of employment materials with a specific focus on vocational recovery. It is being designed for a variety of users including Persons with Lived Experience, Peer Support Personnel, Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Social Security Service, Mental Health and Employment Organizations. The site is currently being Beta-Tested and is located at: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/employment/ .
Seeking Serenity in a Patch of California Land
The thinking of community leaders and health professionals is that gardens can help foster resiliency and a sense of purpose for refugees, especially older ones, who are often isolated by language and poverty and experiencing depression and post-traumatic stress. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/us/in-california-gardening-for-mental-health.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
LEARN: More about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, available tools, resources, and dramatically the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide. http://www.blsmeetings.net/EveryonePlaysARole/index.cfm
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