Around the House: program

By Kenneth J. Dudek
Part of the vegetable garden at Fountain House BronxLast night I attended the one-year anniversary celebration of Fountain House Bronx, and it was a lovely affair. The atmosphere was celebratory, the speeches were inspiring, and the food was wonderful, but my favorite moment came after most of the...
For your summer reading pleasure, we bring you selections from The Fountain Pen, Fountain House's quarterly literary magazine. Enjoy!Embers Chilled by Eugene B.There's just a hint of summer to youRose petals, white and ripe ceriseSo open and inviting, I thinkSo like a summer smile, saying,...
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...
By Jonathan Brachman , By Norman Feldman , By Susan Lieblich , By Peter Maraia
Libby W., one of our Silver membersLast week, a letter about the new Silver Program went to 400 members. “It’s about time,” said one of those members as she read it. Silver is a word the Japanese use for senior citizen.  If you didn’t receive a letter, you haven’t...
Elyn Saks (center), her husband Will (right of Elyn), Cyrus the author (left of Elyn) and other attendees from the FH communityAuthentic. Real. Down-to-earth. These were my immediate impressions of Professor Elyn Saks and of her husband, Will. Elyn was invited to Fountain House to present an award...
Article author Judy MeibachObesity has been an issue for me for most of my life.  Unfortunately, I have not taken my weight and my health as seriously as I should, and that has caused a change in the quality of my life. I’ve been encouraged by many people at Fountain House to partake in...
Author Jonathan Brachman and Phil with Robert (center) during a in-reach visit.As many Fountain House members know, a hospital stay can be an isolating and scary experience for the patient.  Whether a person is sick mentally or physically, the patient often has trouble accessing the hospital...
Members and staff of the Wellness Unit assemble bags of fresh local produce for more than 50 customers a week.In recent years, the Wellness, Culinary, and Horticulture Units have been working together to introduce healthier food into our community. In addition to growing our own food at Fountain...
Breathe Free helps the Fountain House community ground that cigarette out for good!Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released new data that show one of every three adults with mental illness smokes,...
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...

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