People First 2014 Winter

New Initiatives Focus on Individuals with Mental Health Challenges and Intellectual Disabilities
-- By Elisa Ludwig
The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Office of
Developmental Programs join forces to improve statewide services for individuals
with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, and mental health issues.

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Helps People Make Their Way in the Real World
-- By Elisa Ludwig
Mobile psychiatric rehabilitation services, offered by 81 of Pennsylvania’s 113
psychiatric rehabilitation providers, offer services in the context of real life as
opposed to a classroom or therapist’s office.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly: My Flight to Recovery
-- By Felice “Tee-Tee” Curley
After a childhood spent shuttling among family members, foster care,
residential treatment and the hospital, the author, now happily married,
has a job she loves and two beautiful daughters.

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