Around the House

On March 29th - 30th, 2018, Fountain House Director of External Affairs Jeff Aron travelled to Lille, France to participate in the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) meetings, on the theme: "Active Citizenship & Empowerment in Community Mental Health: Participative Innovations in France and Abroad."
Everybody hurts when any member of our society suffers. We all benefit when we design a health culture that operates from margin to center. We must mobilize for social justice to end racism. We must advocate for systemic transformation in public health that incorporates more comprehensive research; prevention; early intervention; universal health coverage; training for healthcare professionals; and MORE CLUBHOUSES, especially in poor neighborhoods.
Fountain House, in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Global Mental Health at Columbia University Medical Center, Grand Challenges Canada and citiesRISE, will host an international conference, HEALTHIER, LONGER LIVES for people with serious mental illness.
Being welcomed and opened up to that type of environment helped me learn what the world of work would be like for me. The experience taught me that I was more reliable in a work setting than I thought. I always felt I was a hard worker, but I learned I was adaptable and good at thinking on my feet.
As part of our ongoing partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), Fountain House participated in the mhGAP Forum on October 9th - 10th in Geneva. The two-day convening brought together over 200 stakeholders from Member States, United Nations Agencies, Universities and NGO's.
In September 2017, Maggie McNicholas (Fountain House Social Enterprise Initiative Director) visited Japan with Elliott Madison (Fountain House Program Director) to explore various social enterprise programs.
Kevin epitomized the expression “Walk the Walk” every day that he entered Genesis. He deserves to be recognized as one of the great practitioners and thinkers in community mental health.
The integration of comprehensive psychiatric and medical services will increase access to care for New Yorkers with serious mental illness.
The mural on 34th street was created in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Fountain House Gallery, lead artist Andrew Frank Baer, countless Fountain House members and artists, and the broader Hell’s Kitchen community.
Eight years ago, my daughter Jenn and I both embarked on very different journeys that would change our lives forever.

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