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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTS PEOPLE IN ACHIEVING INDEPENDENCE

By Krista Thanos

Trilogy Occupational Therapist

When Trilogy was selected by the State of Illinois to be one of the first community-based mental health organizations designated as a Williams Class Member service provider, we agreed to assist men and women who have lived in nursing homes for large portions of their lives with the transition of moving into their own independent apartments. As our Williams Transition Team began enrolling people into the program, they noticed that a large number of the residents moving out on their own needed individualized supports to address deficits in their day-to-day living skills.

In order to ensure that individuals have the skills they need for their path to recovery, Trilogy hired an Occupational Therapist (OT) and leased an apartment where clients can practice their independent living skills in a “real life setting.” This practice apartment gives each new Williams Class Member a chance to preview what “living on their own” will be like. It also gives our OT, Krista Thanos, an opportunity to assess each Williams Class Member before he or she begins the process of moving out on his or her own and an opportunity to assist with the independent living skills each resident needs to successfully transition.

Read Krista's story on The Trilogy Blog.

TRILOGY'S FISCAL YEAR 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Trilogy FY13 Annual ReportOn behalf of our clients, employees, and Board of Directors, we want to thank each individual, partner, foundation, and corporation that has supported Trilogy in our efforts to increase access to mental healthcare and primary care for individuals living with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. As outlined in Trilogy's FY2013 Annual Report, your continued support helped ensure that Trilogy could offer the best quality of care for the people we serve.

In FY2014, we continue to focus on the importance of wellness in recovery. We will honor the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health with lectures, special guests, and incentives to help people quit smoking; we will host our second annual Passport to Wellness Fair this summer; and we are expanding our partnerships to ensure that each person who presents for services at Trilogy has access to the wide-array of resources and programs they need to ensure a successful recovery.

We hope when you review Trilogy's FY2013 Annual Report you will be proud to be a part of all that we have accomplished, because we could not be as successful without your support.

TRILOGY VICE PRESIDENT JOINS NATIONAL COUNCIL'S EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM!

Trilogy Vice President, Samantha Handley

Congratulations to Trilogy’s Vice President, Samantha Handley, LCPC, CSADC, who was selected as a member of the 2014 National Council for Behavioral Health’s Executive Leadership Program. We are honored to have her as part of our Executive Leadership Team and are thrilled about her opportunity to join other national thought leaders from across the nation in a discussion about enhancing the quality of behavioral healthcare.

Visit the National Council for Behavioral Health’s website to learn more about this Executive Leadership Program.

 

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.