The Ira S. Stevens 34th Memorial Conference
Monday, June 9th
DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown
Balancing the Duty of Care and the Dignity of Risk In A Managed Health Care System
Save-the-Date to join us when Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D., internationally renowned thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health and recovery practices keynotes at our conference.
Informed by the experience of her own recovery, Pat speaks eloquently about the “conspiracy of hope”, and the essential humanity of all people. The focus for the day is on balancing the “Duty of Care” with the “Dignity of Risk” – supporting people to make decisions about their lives and expand their horizons. Pat will also present “Shared Decision Making” a set of tools that help people, in collaboration with their health care providers, make decisions about their own health care based upon their own personal priorities.
Peer Graduation Celebration
Peer Specialists gathered to mark the completion of their training which comprised both classroom work and internships. Speaking to the graduates, co-teacher Bob Litwak (with Jeffrey Zitofsky), said, “Thank you for your courage and sharing your lived experience. You inspired me.” A participant reported, “This training broke barriers for me. It helped me to be open and find out who I am.” The husband of another participant extolled the experience, saying, “This program has changed my wife’s life. Work is the best therapy of all.”
Pictured: Some of the graduates with Bob Litwak on right.
MHA on the move:
10 Years of Moving for Mental Health
Sunday, May 4, 2014 FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
Our 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kids’ Race offers the unique opportunity to come together as a community and take a stand for mental health. Whether you run or walk, your participation helps raise the money that makes our work possible. With the data now showing that 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition, more effective help and better resources are essential.
Join us and go the extra kilometer for mental health services.
With your participation, we will change hearts and minds about mental health issues and erase stigma. Sign up to run or walk or to become a fundraiser.
For more information about the event, visit www.mharunwalk.org