Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Necessity of Respite for Caregivers

While many people with mental health diagnoses are able to self-advocate, some are not. For those people, the burden falls on healthcare providers and caregivers who are already overworked and under compensated for their efforts. We need strong, caring advocates … Continue reading The Necessity of Respite for Caregivers

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That’s what our families look like

Last week a mother was describing how differently her family was viewed by two very separate people — a clinician and a child welfare worker. She said, to a room of parents whose children have behavioral health needs, “You know … Continue reading That’s what our families look like

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How PPAL has Helped Me

I know that Youth MOVE and PPAL are specified as a non-therapeutic group. That is because clinicians are not allowed to attend the groups or meetings. There is no therapy involved, yet they have helped me through a lot. They … Continue reading How PPAL has Helped Me

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