The following organizations are Institutional Members of ISPS-US. In addition to being listed on our website, Institutional Members are listed in a special section of the ISPS-US Directory, and they get discounts on exhibiting at meetings, registration for a representative, and advertising in our publications. To have your organization join ISPS-US, please fill out the Membership Form including a contact name, and e-mail a 100-word description to firstname.lastname@example.org . Annual dues are $150 and may be paid on our website or mailed to us.
Advocacy Unlimited is a peer-run Connecticut non-profit, focused on 6 key initiatives: recovery support, peer specialist training and certification, community education on systems and individual advocacy, stress management, holistic wellness, and specialized programming for young people. AU staff possess unique insights, gained through personal lived experience of navigating mental health systems, addiction, and trauma. These insights are honed through training and educational opportunities, and inform our work promoting individual growth, human rights, and systems transformation. Our team envisions a world in which everyone ? regardless of socio-economic status or personal history ? has space to be seen, heard, and valued.
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSP-NJ) is a private not-for-profit organization. The agency is directed, managed and staffed through thecollaborative efforts of mental health consumers and non-consumers.
CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community based services that promote responsibility, recovery and wellness. This is done through thecreation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and otherspecial needs.
As a mission-based, consumer driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to advocate for and provide consumer driven mental health services that provide and promotecommunity living.CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system.
The Consumer Quality Team (CQT), a program of The Mental Health Association of Maryland, employs people with lived experience of behavioral health disorders who interview consumers in Maryland’s public behavioral health system about their satisfaction with the services provided. CQT visits all publicly funded psychiatric hospitals, day programs, wellness and recovery centers, and youth residential treatment programs.
CQT’s process empowers consumers to be full participants in their own care. In this way, CQT works to reduce alienation and disengagement and honors the insight and wisdom of those who may be experiencing un-shared reality. Their work cultivates consensus about the public behavioral health system by addressing the 5 R’s of Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, Resources, and Relationships.
CooperRiis Healing Community: Where Mind and Heart Work Together
CooperRiis is a residential healing community located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Since 2003, we've been helping adults living with mental health challenges achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment through a powerful recovery approach combining trusted clinical therapies, community work and service, education, and integrative wellness practices.
Rooted in the healing power of community and committed to a personalized approach to care, CooperRiis offers residential treatment programs for adults diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Major Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), and Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorders.
At CooperRiis, we believe recovery from mental illness is possible and best achieved when individuals and their family members or loved ones are active participants on the journey. Our approach to treatment, provided in a caring and supportive setting, helps guide residents along the path toward hope, healing, wellness and independence.
To learn more about CooperRiis, our farm campus in Mill Spring, N.C., our city campus in Asheville, N.C., and our Transitional Living Program, visit www.cooperriis.org or call 828.894.7140.
The Cottages on Mountain Creek provides for a holistic approach to recovery for adults age 18+ years of age living with mental illness. Diagnoses include schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depressive/anxiety disorders, as well as OCD.
Clients are given the opportunity to learn coping mechanisms, improve relationships, practice independent living and work skills, express their creativity, explore their spirituality, and improve their overall health with physical fitness, nutrition, and effective medication solutions.
Programming includes an intensive out-patient program (IOP), mindfulness program, pre-employment prep program, memory care program and a Right to Work program.
D.A.N (Dignity and Advocacy Network) is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental conditions and achieving victory over mental health issues and addictions throughadvocacy, education, research and service. To create more access to alternative supports along with or other than the "medical model" of medicating and hospitalization. To offer options ofan alternative place to move through a mental health crisis without the trauma and drugging of the psychiatric hospitals.
Concern for the publics health demands that disparities in treatment and the disproportionality of the burden of mental pain be eradicated.
D.A.N. envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential through meaningful social inclusionthat is free from discrimination. The "stigma" of mental pain is something that we ourselves create when we label human experiences as "illness.
2 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
LIGHT-ETP, through Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, is a Coordinated Specialty Care program for young adults ages 16-30 who have recently begun experiencing unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that others don't, and having difficulties in school, at work, or with their relationships.
The goals of GA LIGHT-ETP include early detection of psychosis; rapid access to team-based care; recovery-focused interventions; and young adult-friendly services emphasizing outreach, engagement, and person-centered planning.
Services offered by the GA LIGHT-ETP teams include psychotherapy, case management, supported education & employment, peer support, family support, and medication management.
The Holistic Mental Health Network envisions the greater Cincinnati area as a place where people can find support, resources, and help in times of mental health distress, withoutstigma and with hope for wholeness. We help raise awareness of the need for a whole person/whole community approach to mental health, beyond the brain disease model. We helpidentify resources, including individuals and agencies, taking this approach. We work to engage the community in hopeful conversation about mental health, wellness, and recovery.
Inner Fire is a unique, proactive healing community in southern Vermont, US, founded with the sole purpose of offering striving individuals the choice to recover from debilitating and traumatic life experiences, (which typically lead to mental (soul) health and addiction issues), without the use of mind-altering, psychotropic drugs. Self-healing happens through engaging in the proactive and empowering therapies (which harmonize the relationship between the body, the soul and the spirit); through intentional work in the gardens, the woods, the kitchen and the household; and through one-on-one and group counseling sessions encouraging self-exploration, thoughtful expression and through compassionate listening.
The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, Inc. (ISEPP) is a 501(3)(c) non-profit volunteer organization of mental health professionals, physicians, educators, ex-patients and survivorsof the mental health system, and their families. We are not affiliated with any political or religious group.
Our mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. We strive to educate our members and the public about the nature of mental illness, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and the alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with very difficult life issues. We believe this is essential since one of the most cherished principles in the mental health field is informed consent. That means you should be fully and honestly informed about the problems you are experiencing, and the full risks and benefits of any treatment, before making truly voluntary decisions about your care. Our goal is to fully inform you.
At the heart of our critique is the fact that mental illnesses are not literal illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Despite popular media portrayal, decades of scientific research have failed to demonstrate any biological pathology that causes mental illness. For this reason, they should not be considered medical problems and traditional medical treatment is not a solution. In particular, psychiatric drugs only temporarily mask emotions. Not only does this masking prevent people from understanding their problems and making important life changes, these drugs carry with them a whole host of dangerous effects that typically are not explained to the user when prescribing them.
Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health
210 E. 64th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Mat-Su Health Services is a non-profit community health center in Wasilla, Alaska. A team of professionals provides an integrated treatment approach to medical and behavioral health care offering medical, dental, and behavioral health care as well as individualized community based services.
Our newest program, OnTrAK, is the first early psychosis program in Alaska dedicated to supporting teens and young adults experiencing psychosis accomplish their goals and dreams. The 2 year program offers outreach, assessment and linkage to appropriate care; multi-family groups; individualized therapy and coaching for recovery and success; and community education about early psychosis intervention and support.
PATH at Stone Summit is a 10-bed residential program located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Our focus is on helping young adults transition from adolescence to adulthood. The program is psychodynamically based, offering individual therapy four times a week in the context of a homelike environment. PATH offers three phases to residents: First, mentalizing and exploring within the context of their history/dynamics while building skills by working in our home and/or small farm; Second, while in residence, working in our larger community or taking college courses; Third, transitioning out of the residence and back into home, school or community.
PsiAN aims to organize, formulate initiatives and collectively advocate for mental health policy that is based on the complexity of the individual and not simply on the identification of discrete symptoms. We advocate for teaching, research, policy and practice in which psychotherapeutic depth of understanding of the uniqueness of individual suffering, the complex psychotherapeutic process of individual growth and change, and the essential role of the psychotherapeutic relationship are valued as key elements of successful treatment.
Rose Hill Centers psychiatric rehabilitation program is based on the belief that recovery takes place when people receive professional psychiatric care while participating in meaningful activity within a consistent, compassionate, dignified environment. Rose Hills professional mental health team and support staff direct a comprehensive program, including clinical care, a therapeutic work program (kitchen, housekeeping, animal care, and horticulture), job readiness classes, social interaction, and recreation. Concurrently, a Rose Hill psychiatrist works closely with each patient to develop an effective medication regimen that establishes the stability required to participate in the rehabilitation process designed to help them achieve their highest level of independence.
Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is a long-term residential program, located on 700 acres in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, serving individuals with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse challenges. Spring Lake Ranch offers a unique approach to mental health through a therapeutic work program, individual therapy, and psychopharmacology.
Spring Lake Ranch staff, including those in our transitional program located in Rutland, Vermont work closely with each resident to help them regain the spirit and stamina for work, establish a greater level of independence, and to develop coping skills for mental wellness.
Virgil Stucker and Associates is a full service therapeutic consulting firm that works carefully with every client to provide integrative solutions to mental health issues. We believe in holistic, integrative treatment, focused on and including the person and family in trouble, and not beholden to any one theory of mental disorders, single agenda, or treatment program. We specialize in serving families and adults facing serious mental illness.
We travel extensively all over the U.S. and welcome clients living in any location. We have physical offices in the Northeast and Southeast, enabling us to travel easily to visit clients in these regions. We are also happy to travel to any location at the request of the client.
Toll free: 1 (877) 844-8181
Phone: (413) 586-0207
211 North Street, Suite #1
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Toll free: 1 (877) 844-8181
Phone: (805) 548-8951
1411 Marsh Street, Suite #103
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
2120 Southwest Jefferson St Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a therapeutic community approach to recovery for individuals struggling with psychiatric disturbances. The services at Windhorse IntegrativeMental Health are individually tailored in close communication with each client and family, and represent a wide range of intensity and structure.
All services are fully integrated with the community. Windhorse programs have been successful in the following ways: