People First Spring/Summer 2017

Shared Decision Making Transforms Mental Health Care Delivery in PA

Increasing numbers of behavioral health care services in Pennsylvania are promoting shared decision making (SDM), in which service users and providers work together to determine the course of treatment. The advantages of SDM can be understood intuitively: Why wouldn’t a person be at the center of his or her own care?

In Philadelphia, a Model Program Seeks to Help Males of Color Work Toward Recovery

In Philadelphia, a model program called Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) is connecting with men and boys across the city’s racial and ethnic enclaves to promote the idea that seeking help for mental health issues is not a sign of weakness.

Hope Is a Thing That Sings

The author writes: “Finding my passion, and then finding a way to help others through my passion, is more than recovery. It’s discovery!”

People First 2017 Spring/Summer (Click here to download)