Around the House: education

By Melissa Hollander
Melissa accepts her scholarship award.Last November, I took a look at the scholarships section on the John Jay College website and immediately noticed an opportunity that I would be eligible for. The MBJ Scholarship for Students with Disabilities was available to a matriculated student with at...
Student and artist Betty Spindelman poses with her artwork.To make art requires material, expertise, patience and a place to work. None of the ingredients are inexpensive. I’m interested in becoming an art therapist. However, in the least pricy program available in New York City...
New Board Member, Mary Pedersen, recently served on the FH Scholarship Committee.It was my pleasure to sit on the Academic Scholarship Committee on July 29th and 30th and to be a part of the scholarship awards for the 43 deserving candidates. This was my first encounter with Fountain House since I...
Bevin, Melissa, and Betty at the MA Clubhouse Coalition Conference.Melissa's PerspectiveA few weeks ago, I had just walked into the education unit after taking a final. I was tired and just wanted to eat my lunch when Susan walked over and asked if I could help out with something. I replied,...
Fountain House's Supported Education program was recently recognized by the National Council of Community Behavioral Healthcare with their Award of Excellence. One component of this successful initiative is a monthly student gathering, which provides a forum for students to share information...
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...
Segun and Bevin work together to publish the weekly Fountain House newspaper, sent to friends and donors around the world. The Fountain House program of treatment for people with serious mental illness has been helping people and influencing program development for over 60 years. The community...
I began working on my PhD in Health Psychology at Walden University in March 2009. I was under the mistaken belief that attending an online school would be easier than matriculating at a traditional brick-and-mortar campus. Walden has been the stimulating challenge of my life! I have...
The Leshan BuddhaIn the summer 2012 semester of my college calendar, I will be taking a study abroad trip to Chengdu, China. I will be going from June 10 to July 9. On my trip, I will earn 15 credits towards my college degree; it will be funded through both financial aid and a Fountain House...
Being at Fountain House I’ve experienced a general acceptance of who I am and where I’m at in life - whether that’s confident and participating or paranoid and hatching an escape plan from under a table. The relationships I’ve created while here have gotten me through and...

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