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.
Its decay reflects the fundamental transformation of mental health care from institutional to community-based services. Georgia has been at the forefront of this change—as the state at the heart of the groundbreaking Supreme Court case, Olmstead v L.C., brought by two women with mental illness and developmental disabilities. In 1999 Olmstead established the right of people with disabilities to receive state-funded services in the community.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
Over the last two decades, Pennsylvania has seen steady progress in serving people with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Even with recent trends such as the opioid epidemic and an increase in suicides, more Pennsylvanians are receiving more and better behavioral health care than ever before.Read More
Health care is increasingly focused on the quadruple aim of better outcomes, lower costs, healthier populations, and happier providers. The drive to provide services that promote these goals means decisionmakers must be creative in supporting the people they serve. In behavioral health, peer support specialists are key to meeting this aim.Read More
Six months ago, Duncan Gaskins was homeless, living on the street by the Camden waterfront, desperate for a reason not to backslide to the time when he had found comfort in drugs and security in a gang.
Then, an outreach worker made him an offer: a day’s work, and $75 in his pocket.Read More
I'm FREE - Females Reentering Empowering Each Other, empowers women to transition from corrections to community.Read More
On behalf of iNAPS, a national workgroup has developed a proposed definition for peer support specialist to submit for federal standard occupational classification through the US Department of Labor. The draft of this definition was presented at the Annual Conference in December and we received much valuable feedback.
We are asking you to complete this short survey regarding the proposed definition so that we can move forward with submission.Read More
WILMINGTON, DE — Nearly eight years ago, Geraldo Gonzalez was frustrated that people didn’t take his art seriously. He’d faced rejection and misunderstanding with his technicolor drawings of public transit vehicles. Eight years later, Gonzalez has exhibited art at the Delaware Contemporary, the Delaware Art Museum and many other local venues.Read More