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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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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!
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing her family's legacy of mental health advocacy, this time addressing the issues mothers face, specifically. Kate Middleton recently talked about motherhood and mental health, preaching transparency and leading by example as the primary ways to alleviate the suffering of many.
On the red carpet at The UCLA Semel Institute's "Open Mind Gala," emcee Lisa Kudrow talks with Access Hollywood about honoree Demi Lovato. Also, Lisa talks about lending her own voice to this event, and why that is important to her.
Senate lawmakers cotend low pay for mental health workers has led to a bottleneck in crisis care, and they're trying to find funding to boost wages for more than 2,000 employees across the state. Demand for mental health services in Vermont well exceeds capacity, and some patients languish for days in emergency rooms while they wait for space to open up in a psychiatric facility.
The House recently altered a bill authorizing installation of Kansas Lottery ticket vending machines in retail stores by earmarking for mental health services at least $4 million annually in state revenue arising from the new distribution option.
As budget writers try to stretch Mississippi's cash to cover its needs, Attorney General Jim Hood is chipping in $34.4 million. The Democratic attorney general recently announced that he had deposited the winnings from lawsuits into the state's general fund. Most of the money came from a $26 million settlement with credit rating agency Moody's Corp. announced in January.
Self-guided positive visualization techniques can combat negative thoughts, potentially changing the way the brain functions, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Sensory memories, including images, of negative events figure prominently in conditions such as posttraumatic stress. Negative emotions accompanied by images may also feel more troubling than those not accompanied by such images, pointing to a role for imagery in mood.
With the constant bombardment of information coming out of the Trump administration, local mental-health experts say a hefty number of their existing clients — and as many as 80 percent of potential new clients — are seeking help for postelection distress.