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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.
 

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Join us for the 40th Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Atlanta for an amazing event a that you won't want to miss! This years Summit will open on Saturday, June 24 with a welcome luncheon and keynote speaker. Pre-conference activities begin on Friday, June 23rd. The Summit opens with a special Welcome Luncheon and general session. PRA has secured a discounted room rate of $185/night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The discounted room rate is available until June 1, 2017 or until the room block is filled and it is filling fast! Please call 888-421-1442 and request the PRA Summit room block. View the full Summit Schedule on the Summit webpage. REGISTER TODAY! See you in Atlanta!
Insomnia has long been thought of as a symptom of some psychiatric disorders, given that over two thirds of people with mental illness suffer from sleep problems (the most prevalent being insomnia). But the condition is now also being considered as a contributing factor for developing a mental illness.
An initiative launched in New Hampshire is giving the state's military veterans the mental health help they need, officials said. Under the Military Liaison Initiative, military liaisons work at community mental health care centers around the state. New Hampshire was the first state to launch such a program.
The country is up in arms over how many people will lose healthcare under the Trump administration's new healthcare plan. On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published a report estimating that the number of uninsured Americans would increase by an additional 24 million people to total 52 million by 2026. And what of the million Americans who require health insurance to cover mental health and substance misuse related treatments? What does the ACA's repeal and the stipulations set forth in the GOP's new health plan mean for them?
Selena Gomez has found professional success as a musician and actress, but she's also outspoken about her struggles with mental health. "Tours are a really lonely place for me," Gomez said in an interview with Vogue. "My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage." The former Disney star is also the most followed user on Instagram, where her posts garner millions of likes and comments from her 113 million followers. But despite the love she receives from fans on social media, Gomez said she often feels inadequate.
After winning three Grammys in February, there's no stopping Chance the Rapper. The independent artist — born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett — won the awards for Best Rap Album, Best New Artist, and Best Rap Performance, despite his refusal to sign with a record label. In a recent interview with Complex magazine, the rapper, singer and songwriter spoke about his mental health and how he deals with past traumas.
Prince Harry lent his support at a conference today to help draw attention to the daunting recovery many veterans face after leaving the battlefield and reentering society. While their physical injuries are often evident, Harry hopes to raise awareness of veterans' invisible injuries and make mental health more accessible to those who need it.
We are excited to offer you a sponsorship opportunity at our 40th Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit! The 40th Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit, presented by PRA and the Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery in partnership with Georgia-PRA, a chapter of PRA is heading to Atlanta Georgia in June. This Summit will provide education and training to the recovery workforce as to the goals, mission and strengths of psychiatric rehabilitation. The Summit provides high-level education sessions for the entire psychiatric rehabilitation workforce including but not limited to: Practitioners, Peer support providers, employees from the Veterans Administration (VA) and Office of Mental Health (OMH), Primary Care Providers, Executives, Case managers, Educators, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Teachers, School Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Residential Service and Managed Care employees, Administrators, Policy makers and Clinicians. Show your support for and raise your profile with this high-impact, wide-ranging community of professionals.MEET YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE in a location focused around training, learning and network building. EXPAND RELATIONSHIPS with the psychiatric rehabilitation community at all levels, in a conference framework designed to attract not just practitioners, but organizational and business management and executives. BENEFIT FROM tailored opportunities, at an array of investment levels that will help ensure maximum visibility and ongoing benefit. Don't miss your chance to sponsor the 40th Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit. View the PRA sponsorship prospectus to learn more about these opportunities and email LaTrese Wallace to customize your sponsorship today.
Recovery through Economic Empowerment and Community Connection The CASRA conference is a great place to find inspiration , get up-to-date information and share ways in which recovery has informed programs, policies and practice. Would you like to share your innovative practices with the CASRA community? Visit the CASRA website for Presenters Application. Submissions due March 15. Registration is now open!Keynote Speaker Mark Salzer, Ph.D. CASRA is thrilled that Mark Salzer will return to California for the Spring Conference! He is an internationally recognized researcher and speaker on Community Inclusion of persons with lived experience of mental health challenges and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion.Plenary Speaker Len Statham, MS, CPRP, CBP Len is an expert in the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment and assist organizations in integrating peers into the workforce. As a person with lived experience in the mental health system, his experience informs and strengthens his work on employment issues. He has taken the lead in implementing the We Can Work campaign, a grassroots campaign that helps New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities build hope and capacity to achieve meaningful employment and economic integration.
In 2007, a woman named Lisa Nowak drove 900 miles to the Orlando airport, bringing a knife, a mallet, rubber tubing, and a BB gun. At the airport, she wore a black wig and followed Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman in the parking lot. After Shipman declined to give her a ride, Nowak began crying and then tried to pepper spray Shipman, according to police reports. Nowak was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder. Police said she had planned to harm Shipman over an apparent love triangle. The case drew international headlines and, over the next two years, media outlets followed whether Nowak would pursue an insanity defense in court. Why did this attack receive so much coverage? Nowak was an astronaut.