Around the House: advocacy

Rallying for mental health at the New York State capitalSince 2009, I’ve been going to Legislative Day, sponsored by the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), an advocacy organization that Fountain House has supported for over twenty years. I get all revved up...
With almost 35,000 officers patrolling the streets daily, the New York City Police Department is the largest and most sophisticated law enforcement agency in the world. Given NYC’s growing mental health population, it's inevitable that at some point the paths of an NYPD officer and a person...
Brittany and Alan pause for a photo-op at the NYAPRS conference.I attended the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) Hudson Valley Conference with Dice Cooper, Brittany Herbert, Megan Kelly and Joe McWalters. The event was held at the Hudson Valley Resort - a...
Contact the White House and tell the President to implement Mental Health Parity!Mental Health Awareness Month began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. The year, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is celebrating Mental Health...
anti_stigma_eng.jpgThe key people from the Swedish government-funded group Handisam, who are responsible for managing the Swedish anti-stigma campaign Hjärnkoll, came to Fountain House a few weeks ago to share ideas with representatives from the BringChange2Mind.org initiative and other anti-...
Senator Tom Duane addresses the Fountian House community.Alan Miller and Maria BronkemaAdvocacy Committee, Fountain House On August 31st, State Senator Thomas K. Duane visited Fountain House to address recent budget cuts and answer questions from our community. He represents our 29th State...
us-capitol.jpgCyrus Daniel NapolitanoEducation Unit, Fountain House July 1976. America’s Bicentennial celebration.A young 15-year old boy, naïve and idealistic, travels to Washington D.C. to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our federal government works. The 4-day trip, part of a non...
Alan MillerClerical Unit, Fountain House New research from the University of Leicester in the UK raises concerns about higher than expected mortality rates following acute coronary events, such as heart attack, in those with serious mental health issues. The same researchers, Leicester and Curtin...

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