Saturday, September 21st, Mental Health Partnerships participated in the annual Pro Act Recovery Walks! down at Penn's Landing. Thousands in recovery and those that support them walked in solidarity to commemorate and celebrate recovery in all forms.Read More
The Trump administration recently proposed a rule to gut states’ option to use broad-based categorical eligibility (Cat El) for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If adopted, the rule would eliminate SNAP benefits for 3.1 million people, and jeopardize more than 500,000 children’s access to free school breakfast and lunch.
With the attack on general assistance already affecting so many, including Mental Health Partnerships participants and their families, we must make our voices heard on this matter.Read More
Today, September 10th, 2019, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Mental Health Partnerships is committed to spreading awareness, education and support. SUICIDE IS THE 10TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR ADULTS AND IS THE 2ND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR INDIVIDUALS AGE 15-34. 9 MILLION PEOPLE experience thoughts of suicide EVERY YEAR.
We can all take action to prevent suicide and provide support. Despite these concerning numbers, suicide is preventable. With the right resources and intervention, individuals can find help or learn how to provide support to others, potentially saving lives.Read More
It took weeks of working through nominations, but we’ve settled on 10 semifinalists who represent the diversity and innovation of Philadelphia’s health and wellness scene perhaps better than any other crop of candidates we’ve seen. Although they might stand behind different causes, they all have one singularly important characteristic in common: They care about the future of humanity.Read More
“I recall it still being very challenging even though I knew how to read and write English,” Figueroa-Vargas said. “I couldn’t get into treatment.”
The Latinos in Recovery group aims to create an atmosphere that is culturally sensitive to the needs of the Latinx community. The group focuses on addiction recovery, but participants are not limited to talking about that topic.Read More
Carla Sofronski, Program Manager of Adult Advocacy attended The New Jersey Harm Reduction Workshop hosted by the New Jersey Department of Public Health in Trenton. Law enforcement, providers and harm reduction advocates came together to discuss the importance of “meeting people where they are” and implementing more strategies that are person-centered through the lens of harm reduction. In 2018 alone, the Department of Health reported 3,118 overdose deaths in New Jersey.Read More
Our President & CEO, Dr. Adriana Torres-O'Connor, is featured in this @WHYY piece on the myth of mental illness and mass shootings.Read More
At the most recent mural painting in Mantua that features one of our program participants. Mental Health Partnerships’ staff Destinie Campanella, Chris Nasto CFO and Dr. Adriana Torres-O'Connor CEO participated with community members on this inspirational mural by artist Eric Okdeh.Read More
The PHL City ID provides a secure and affordable photo identification card for anyone living in Philadelphia, age 13 and older. The card helps create a more welcoming Philadelphia that embraces everyone who lives here. It is especially beneficial for those who have a hard time obtaining other forms of identification because of cost or other barriers.Read More
The Powell Building faces a grassy quad with a pecan grove, lined on either side by red-brick buildings with white pillars and porches. The paint is peeling, windows are boarded up or agape with broken-out glass, but the grass stays neatly mowed. At its peak in the late 1950s, Central State Hospital—once called the Georgia Lunatic Asylum—housed more than 12,000 patients, making it the largest such facility in the world.Read More
We are very flattered that the Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living for Manitoba, Canada and his team sought us out to talk about mental health, addictions and peer specialist support services while they are in Philadelphia for the BIO International Convention.
We enjoyed the exchange and look forward to more conversations with them about addressing mental health and addiction needs on both sides of the border.Read More
As the first Latina CEO of Mental Health Partnerships, Dr. Adriana Torres O'Connor hopes to use her platform to help the Latinx community get the most effective help towards their mental health and addiction concerns.Read More
Thank you to Lauren Flynn, our Bucks and Montgomery County Division Director, and everyone that joined Team MHP for the Nami Walk on Saturday!Read More
Many artists who use studio space at the nonprofit Creative Vision Factory (CVF) in Wilmington find both a creative outlet and a sense of community there, a way to help them deal with the struggles they’ve faced in life.Read More
Maybe it’s the good weather, or the start of baseball season, but the Philadelphia area has been lousy with celebrities the last few days.Read More