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TRILOGY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

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We are thrilled to announce that Trilogy will be honored with the 2015 Transformation Award from the Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative, in recognition of our dedication to assisting people with serious mental illness with finding employment, at the annual Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative meeting on May 27th in Berkley, CA.

Each year, Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center, which oversees the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) learning community, seeks nominations from State agencies across the nation for IPS programs which have succeeded at transforming their supported employment programs to include greater clinical integration and access for clients, improved systems of tracking, high fidelity scores, and increasingly strong employment outcomes.

This year, Trilogy was chosen by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health as the Illinois organization to be nominated for this prestigious award. According to Tania Morawiec, DMH, Regions 1 & 2 IPS Trainer, Trilogy was nominated “…due to strong leadership, persistent advocacy, IPS program growth, holistic service efforts, on-line documentation innovation and aggressive community education to reduce stigma and increase employment opportunities…"

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TRILOGY RECEIVES ILLINOIS PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY'S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

IPS Award resized 600We are proud to announce that Trilogy will be recognized by the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS) for our innovative Integrated Healthcare Program. The Outstanding Achievement Award in Integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health focuses on our ability to successfully bring primary care into our wide-array of mental health services through our collaborative partnerships with Heartland Health Centers and Rush University College of Nursing. Trilogy was honored at the IPS 2015 Annual Meeting on January 24, 2015.

The Illinois Psychiatric Society is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has served as the voice of psychiatry in Illinois for more than 60 years, representing approximately 1100 physician members trained in the treatment of mental illness.

TRILOGY'S OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM MAKES THE FRONT PAGE

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Trilogy’s Occupational Therapy (OT) Program is a cover story in the Winter 2014 issue of The Communiqué, the quarterly newsletter of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association. The article, “Gone Fishing,” was written by two of Trilogy’s Occupational Therapists, Krista Thanos and Jamie Rotter. It discusses the impact of occupational therapy in behavioral healthcare and the unique opportunities presented to Trilogy’s OTs when they provide treatment in community-based settings.

Click here to learn more about Trilogy’s OT program and how offering treatment in a community based setting gave Trilogy’s OTs the opportunity to arrange a single fishing trip that had a positive impact on the lives of two people who with distinctly different recovery goals.

TRILOGY OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASSES TO THE COMMUNITY

Trilogy Mental Health First AidMental 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.

Take a look at Trilogy's Calendar of Events and register for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training.