Around the House: education

By Ashley Womble
Longtime friend of Fountain House research psychiatrist, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, was recently the recipient of the New York Academy of Medicine’s prestigious Thomas William Salmon Award in Psychiatry. He delivered the 2016 Salmon Lecture at the Academy on March 30 and praised Fountain House for...
By Jason Bowman
A National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) survey of college students living with mental health conditions revealed that stigma remains the number one barrier to students seeking help. The study also found that an overwhelming majority of survey respondents who said they are no longer in...
By Alan Miller
The College Re-Entry program has had two successful classes since opening in September.  Each student spent at least 15 hours a week for 15 weeks participating in College Re-Entry’s core program, which is comprised of academic preparedness classes, wellness workshops and community...
College Re-Entry has been a life changing experience for me. We are a close-knit group (including staff) made of great people. I am the only Fountain House member of the group and feel completely comfortable with everyone at College Re-Entry. We start almost every day with a morning meeting to plan...
Monday morning, the College Re-Entry group departed from our usual point of origin and headed out to a more rural locale. After the uneventful two hour drive through slice-of-America New Jersey, we arrived at our intended destination—Fountain House Farm at High Point. The...
More than 200 guests gathered for Fountain House’s eighth annual Associates Fall Fête at the Racquet and Tennis Club. This event introduces and educates young professionals about our “working community” treatment model for mental illness and our mission to fight stigma.Top...
By Ashley Womble
Fountain House President Kenn Dudek discussed our employment and education programs, College Re-Entry, and Fall Fete with the Wall Street Journal’s Tanya Rivero.Watch the segment.
By Alexis Preston
I’ve suffered from depression most of my life. If you live with a mental illness, you know how hard it is to overcome the rampant stigma that comes with it. That made it harder for me to come to grips with my depression.It made college really difficult for me. When I first started school, I...
By Maria Bronkema
Maria B., blog author and proud Columbia University Teachers College graduateOn June 27th we celebrated graduates with speeches, music, and food on our beautiful, flowery horticulture patio. This year, Fountain House’s graduation party was special because we boasted a large number of people who...
By Andrea Roy
George Handran and Andrea Roy serving on the scholarship committeeOne of my favorite parts of working at Fountain House is serving on the academic scholarship committee. Three times a years, for two days at a time, I am privileged to hear first-hand accounts of the amazing things that members...

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