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April 11, 2014 - The Regency Room at Elm Street Center

Mental Health Recovery Summit

Coming Friday, May 15, 2015

Rocks in my Pockets

October 22, 2014 at Carousel Cinemas - Battleground

A Community of Recovery

"Peers uniquely connect with persons in distress in a non-stigmatizing, egalitarian manner because we have been through similar experiences.”

—Dr. Daniel Fisher, member, the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Advancing Mental Wellness

We don’t just teach recovery. We live it.

We are a small nonprofit agency that offers free mental health services to individuals 18 and older. Most of our staff have experienced mental health challenges at some point in our lives. We use the knowledge we’ve gained to help others.

We follow the recovery model, which means we are run by and for peers; emphasize strengths, not diagnoses; offer a judgment-free environment; and understand that recovery is a journey, not a destination.

NOTE: We do not offer clinical services such as psychotherapy and psychiatric appointments. We do help clients find mental health providers and resources.


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Helpful Quotes

"I battled depression from my preteen years onward. I cried every day for 30 years without knowing why. The day the medicine started working...
~ Myla Erwin, director of programs, Mental Health Association in Greensboro
"Through learning about my illness and applying recovery principles, I have come to have greater meaning and purpose in my life."
~ David Cray, peer support specialist, Mental Health Association in Greensboro
"My mental health challenges have taught me that a diagnosis is not a definition of self. It is a piece of self."
~ Christa Whitesell, director of supportive services, MHA in Greensboro
"I believe in taking life one moment at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time--all the while remembering: this too shall pass."
~ Susan Ball, executive director, Mental Health Association in Greensboro
"What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation about illnesses that affect not only individuals, but t...
~ Glenn Close, actress
"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."
~ Bill Clinton, former US President
"Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won't be any recovery."
~ Dan Fisher, psychiatrist and executive director, National Empowerment Center
"The silence is what ends up costing us in the end. People need to speak out. The crux of the problem is that we don't treat mental health a...
~ Melody Moezzi, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
~ Desmond Tutu, South African civil rights activist and retired Anglican bishop

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