Mental Health First Aid Training March 28 - March 29
Trilogy will hold another mental health first aid training next week at the Little Italy Branch Chicago Public Library. The course is designed to teach how to recognize and give initial care to others with developing mental health problems and to increase mental health literacy and decrease stigma. Participants will receive a certificate and a manual at the end.
Trilogy Welcomes New Board Members
Mental Health First Aid Training
Trilogy will be holding its first Mental Health First Aid Training on March 30, at the South Side YMCA.
Learn how to recognize and give initial care to others with developing mental health problems or crises using a five-step action plan.
For more information or to sign up, click here!
Thank You Illinicare Health!
Click the photo to see our photo gallery of the donations we received of warm clothing, blankets and other necessities from Illinicare Health. We thank you for your generosity to our clients!
Samantha Handley Named Trilogy's New CEO
CHICAGO, IL, 1/17/19 - The Board of Directors of Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare today announced its selection of Samantha Handley to be the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy, a leader in the delivery of mental health services for over 2,500 clients throughout Chicago. Handley, who has served in a variety of leadership roles since first joining the organization 11 years ago, replaces John Mayes who retired on December 31, 2018.
Thank you to all those who contributed to our winter clothing drive. Over 70 coats and many more gloves, hats, scarfs, and boots were collected, including the hats and scarfs created by Trilogy’s own client knitting group. A special thank you to Bill Singerman and the students from the Institute for Clinical Social Work, who also collected and donated winter wear for our clients!
Thank You For Supporting Trilogy!
Thank you to all who contributed to our #GivingTuesday campaign! We are truly touched by the response as your support will allow our clients to continue to access healthcare, prepare for job interviews, and allow us to continue making Trilogy a place where all those we serve feel comfortable and welcome.
A special thank you to Cynthia, Hugh, Kat, Merrell, and Christopher for sharing their stories and helping us illustrate the important work that they and the rest of our staff do to make a difference in the community every day!
A Trilogy Thanksgiving
Click the image below to see photos from our Thanksgiving celebration with clients
Trilogy, Inc. Participates in Clark-Estes Affordable Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony
Trilogy, Inc. is proud to have participated in the groundbreaking earlier this month for the new Clark-Estes Apartment building which will bring 42 new units of affordable housing for low-income residents.
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