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Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental IllnessThe inaugural Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness international conference was an extraordinary success. Learn More
Fountain House's vision is for people with mental illness everywhere to achieve their potential and be respected as workers, neighbors and friends.
Fountain House and our partners at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Global Mental Health at Columbia University Medical Center, Grand Challenges Canada and citiesRISE are grateful to the more than 250 stakeholders who came together at Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness to create a global community focused on finding solutions to improve and extend the lives of people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.
For Otokar von Bradsky, 90, and his son Peter, 61, supporting Fountain House is about family lineage and legacy. "My mother, Wanda, - Peter's grandmother - lived with schizophrenia," Otokar explains.
The Fountain House Executive Leadership Program provides resources and training to clubhouses around the world. Participants travel to Fountain House for approximately a month’s time to partake in the training that focuses on nonprofit management techniques within standards-based practice. We sat down with Executive Leadership Fellows, Helene Molvig from Fontenehuset Rygge in Norway, and Guido Valentini from Progetto Itaca in Italy, to discuss the ins and outs of their respective clubhouses.
"I joined Fountain House in July of 2015. Fountain House is a mental health recovery program utilizing work and socialization to rebuild its members’ sense of confidence and purpose. The Fountain House Colleague Training Program changed my life."