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There are Facts…and There are Facts

Some days, it is easy to feel despair knowing the facts that too many people are unable or unwilling to access the services and supports they need to take even the first steps on their recovery journey. Not enough safe, decent, affordable homes. Limited resources to help people [...]Read more

My First Time, by Elisha Coffey

I tell the handsome young man in the elevator, “It’s called Alternatives and it’s for people living with mental health conditions.” He replies, “Oh, are you a chaperone?”. My heart freezes, this is one more time that I can slide under the radar.  I breath deeply, and respond, “Oh [...]Read more

Kindness Today and Every Day

Many people have commented that taking action on the values of the ITE poem is really about being kind to one another. And they’re right. It is that simple. For many, this time of year spurs the seemingly simple action of kindness to one another that somehow seems to get lost in [...]Read more

Rocky: Mascot for Hope, by Shelley Bishop

Taking action on the values represented in the ITE poem is at the core of the ITE/MH Campaign, and to me it seems like the process of recovery usually starts with feeling connected…to another person, or in the case of Kate Longest, to an incredible dog named Rocky. I met Kate [...]Read more

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