Archive | April, 2019

APRIL’S COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPEAKER IS LYDNA HYATT OF GATEWAY HOMES

 APRIL'S COMMUNITY EDUCATION SPEAKER IS LYDNA HYATT OF GATEWAY HOMES

Please join FACES on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 7pm-8:30pm at FACES House, 11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian, VA 23114 to hear Dr. Lynda J. Hyatt is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive and Clinical Director of Gateway Homes, a residential treatment facility for adults with serious mental illness.  Dr. Hyatt is a trained and […]

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WHAT IS PEER RECOVERY?

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Peer support programs provide an opportunity for consumers who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys. Peer specialists model recovery, teach skills and offer supports to help people experiencing mental health challenges lead meaningful lives in the community.  Below are some Peer resources located in our community. 2-1-1 Virginia Connecting people […]

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RECOVERY IS NEVER A STRAIGHT LINE

RECOVERY IS NEVER A STRAIGHT LINE

When a person you love is ill, you want to be their partner in their journey to wellness.  When that illness is a brain disorder like depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia, it can be particularly difficult to figure out what to do or say, even when someone is in recovery.  Truly listening to […]

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WHY INVISIBLE ILLNESSES REMAIN INVISIBLE

The term invisible illness refers to any medical condition that is not outwardly visible to others, including healthcare professionals. Invisible illnesses encompass a broad range of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, psychiatric illness, and autoimmune disorders.  More than 125 million Americans have at least one chronic condition, and more than 40 million people […]

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