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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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Have you earned the CPRP certification yet? Enhance your professional status with a distinguished group of more than 2,700 individuals who demonstrate how psychiatric rehabilitation positively changes the lives of individuals with serious mental illness to one of hope, self-determination, empowerment and recovery. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration plans to take a new approach to serious mental illness, which includes providing evidence-based psychiatric treatment and supporting a collaborative care model with community resource providers, according to a viewpoint published in Psychiatric Services. These efforts will also include prioritizing the training of health care professionals, creating a national system of technical assistance and training, and continuing to fund important programs.
Living with a mental illness can be a confusing and fear-inducing experience. For many, the stigma surrounding mental illness prevents individuals from seeking professional help or long-term solutions. One in 17 Americans currently live with a serious mental illness and one in five have reported having an experience with a mental health disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Taraji P. Henson is on a mission. In hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in African-American communities, the actress just launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father. The organization will provide scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offer mental health services to youth in urban schools and work to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women.
Vermont officials are sinking $5 million into new efforts to find and retain workers to help address the state's mental health crisis and opioid addiction epidemic. The initiative, included in the state's fiscal 2019 budget, is just getting started: Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille met Wednesday with higher education administrators to begin talking about ideas to boost the mental health and substance use disorder workforce.
When California voters passed a tax on high-income residents in 2004, backers said it would make good on the state's "failed promise" to help counties pay for the treatment of the mentally ill. After nearly 15 years, Proposition 63 — the Mental Health Services Act — has steered billions of dollars to the counties across the state. But huge sums remain unspent at a time when mental illness has become an epidemic among the homeless population.
During his more than 30 years employed at Bismarck, North Dakota's, alternative high school, Joe Kalvoda has seen the district's "hardest hit kids," as one social worker at the school put it. As principal, he continues to advocate for more mental health services at this school — a need recognized statewide.
A question about mental health service referrals on new student registration forms is raising concerns about privacy and worsening the stigma of mental illness. The new question is part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, passed by the Legislature in the wake of the mass shooting earlier this year.
Vacant city lots with overgrown weeds and trash are ugly, for sure, but research shows there is yet another reason to clean them up and make them green: It lifts residents’ moods and feelings of self-worth, according to a new study. The study, published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that when empty spaces in Philadelphia were improved – at a cost of between $1,000 to $3,000 per lot – there was a significant jump in overall mental health for nearby residents, particularly for those struggling economically.
You've distinguished yourself as a leader in the psychiatric rehabilitation field. Stay competitive by keeping your credential current! CPRP and CFRP's are required to recertify every three (3) years. A minimum of 50 percent of the required hours must be earned through attendance or completion of approved PRA trainings. Do you still need training to meet the education/training requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
Lead your professional field with the status of the CFRP Certification. The CFRP is designed to elevate professional standards in the field of children's mental and behavioral healthcare. The certification fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse child and family psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
Psychiatry is unique among the medical specialties in the sense that it has a very active and vocal countermovement known loosely as antipsychiatry. What started in the 1960s with the writings of psychiatrists Thomas Szasz* and R.D. Laing, among others, has since broadened to include a whole host of ideas and philosophies subsumed under "antipsychiatry."