Mental Health Awareness Week
In recognition of mental health awareness week, Trilogy will be sharing facts and information about the prevalence of mental illness in our communities, our country, and across the world. We hope that sharing this information will help to break down the stigmas that keep our friends and loved ones from receiving the care they need. Please click below to get the facts or here to donate to Trilogy and help us continue to provide access to critical behavioral health services.
Passport to Wellness Health Fair
Special thanks the Chicago Police Department, Rush University Health System, Chicago House, High Ridge YMCA, and Chicago Quits for helping to make our health fair a success!
Second Annual Beacon Talent Show
Earlier this week, the Trilogy Beacon held its second annual Talent Show. Peer Supporter Cynthia Green emceed the event featuring several of the Beacon’s friends who shared their talents to a lively appreciative audience. Click the button below to see photos from this fun event!
Barnes & Thornburg Recognizes Trilogy CEO Mayes
John Mayes, Trilogy’s President and CEO was an honoree at the 9th Annual Celebration of Diversity Awards, presented by the law firm Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. The awards ceremony and dinner was held at the University Club of Chicago, and featured City of Chicago Clerk Anna Valencia as the Keynote Speaker. Stephen Fatum, Chair of Trilogy’s Board of Directors and a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg, introduced John and presented him with the award. Stephen thanked John for his many contributions to the organization and for leading its dramatic expansion over the past 12 years.
President & CEO of Trilogy, Inc. Announces Retirement
CHICAGO, IL (August 8, 2018) – Trilogy, Inc., a leading behavioral healthcare provider in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, announced today the retirement of John Mayes as President and CEO, effective December 31, 2018.
Under Mayes’ leadership over more than 12 years, Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare has become one of Chicago’s largest and most respected behavioral health organizations. When he joined Trilogy in 2006, it was a relatively small organization with approximately 300 clients and 65 employees, serving mostly the Northeast side of the city. Today, Trilogy serves a much broader, more diverse client base, as well as critically under-served populations, with 2,500 clients per year, 350 staff, and an annual budget of more than $24 million.
Trilogy Lawndale Garden Grows
Staff and clients from Trilogy’s Lawndale location have been working hard on their garden. Click the gallery below to see what they have grown this season.
Supported Employment Demonstration
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare is among 30 agencies across the country selected to be part of the federal Supported Employment Demonstration (SED). The SED is a 6-year study funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The study, conducted by Westat, looks at how employment services, provided along with integrated behavioral health and social services, can help people experiencing mental illness obtain gainful employment.
The SED will include more than 3,000 individuals from across the country who have a mental health diagnosis and are experiencing disability early. The study assigns individuals to one of three study conditions, characterized by various levels of supported employment services and behavioral health support. Recruitment began in September 2017, and individuals in the study will participate for up to 3 years. The results will provide policymakers with an evidentiary base from which to consider potential program improvements and innovations that can strengthen the ability of individuals with disabilities to work.
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IPS Supported Employment Program Manager
Trilogy Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its New Program for Children and Families
The new Albany Park office will provide therapy that responds to the mental health needs of children and adolescents through work in nurturing settings using a family systems approach.
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare has expanded its mental health services to fill a need for many children and families who find themselves on long waitlists while in search of support in their time of need. Our Impact Youth & Family Services program is a new neighbor in the Albany Park community and will offer high-quality clinical services to individuals ages 6-24, as well as their families.
Impact Youth & Family Services program, is in a newly remodeled space located 3737 W. Lawrence Ave. that includes an activity area, dry erase inspiration board, and a quiet room for meditation. The primary focus of Impact is to provide a hopeful and nurturing environment, along with comprehensive assessment and treatment, individual and group sessions, crisis services, support to families and other providers, including school-based staff.
“We look forward to serving our youth through our individualized, trauma-informed mental health services. Our hope is to support them in achieving their goals and following their dreams,” said Alison Larkin, the Project Developer for this initiative.
Trilogy understands that relationships with parents, families, and other natural supports are vital to treatment and recovery. The organization’s clinicians are trained and experienced in the treatment of addiction, trauma, and specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Growth is the theme for 2017. Hear some of Trilogy’s own team discuss the growth seen in the organization, and the growth in their clients.
Join the Trilogy Tribe
Our organization is growing, and we are looking for talented individuals from all backgrounds who are passionate and service-driven to be an indispensable member of one of our teams. View all open positions here.
Early Intervention for Psychosis: Hope FIRST
We are proud to announce an exciting new service at Trilogy, Hope FIRST, a first episode psychosis program. Hope FIRST is a comprehensive, team-based treatment program aimed at improving the mental health and quality of life for individuals who have recently experienced a first episode of psychosis. Hope FIRST is in partnership with the IDHS Division of Mental Health and associating FIRST.IL programs, Northern Illinois University and the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).
Hope FIRST focuses on early intervention for individuals 18-40 years-old who have experienced symptoms of psychosis within the past 18 months. The Hope FIRST program offers psychiatry, individual therapy, case management, family psychoeducation and supportive employment services to individuals with an emphasis on shared decision making.
Treatment goals aim to reduce the symptoms of the psychotic illnesses, improve individual and family functioning, reduce the chance of relapse, promote recovery, improve the long-term course of the illness and decrease the overall costs of treatment.
People with schizophrenia often wait months to years before seeking help. Early intervention and treatment can help.
All referrals can be made by calling 773-564-4725.
To learn more about Hope FIRST please visit: http://www.trilogyinc.org/services/hopefirst
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
To learn about upcoming trainings, check out our MHFA Page.
Trilogy Among Chicago’s 100 Best and Brightest Companies
Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare has for the third consecutive year been recognized as one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to work for by the National Association for Business Resources. The annual competition honors companies with an exceptional track record for human resources practices and a commitment to their employees. For more info, check out this recent blog post here.