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Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings


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TRILOGY DIRECTOR SELECTED FOR NATIONAL COUNCIL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM!

S  Fletcher Portrait 10 19 14 resized 600Congratulations to Trilogy’s Director of Intensive Outreach Services, Sarah Fletcher, LCSW, CADC, who was selected as a member of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s 2014—2015 Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program.

This highly competitive Leadership Program’s focus is to help participants leverage their growing leadership potential to benefit their colleagues, organizations, and communities throughout the length of their careers.

We are honored to have Sarah as part of our Leadership Team and are thrilled about her opportunity to join other leaders from across the nation in a learning community to develop strategies to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations.

Visit the National Council for Behavioral Health’s website to learn more about this Program. http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/training-courses/addressing-health-disparities-leadership-program/.

TRILOGY WINS $10,000 IN
ULTIMATE NEIGHBORHOOD GIVE BACK CHALLENGE!

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Thank you for your incredible support during the voting process of the $100,000 Guaranteed Rate Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge. As you know, Guaranteed Rate’s first annual Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge was a nationwide search for people and organizations who were leading projects that have meaningful impact in their communities. Guaranteed Rate promised to give away $100,000 plus home improvement expert Ty Pennington’s help for a day to the best community improvement project that was submitted through the Challenge’s Facebook page.

We are proud and grateful to be honored as a finalist and a $10,000 award winner in the Guaranteed Rate’s Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge. And, although we did not win the $50,000 grand prize, it is gratifying to know that Guaranteed Rate recognized that expanding access to mental health care for individuals in the Chicago community was a worthwhile project by choosing Trilogy as a finalist.

Earlier this summer, we submitted our entry to revitalize the Trilogy Beacon Peer Drop-In Center and expand access to care for individuals living with mental illness in Chicago. All projects needed to have a neighborhood or community benefit to be eligible for consideration. In June, Trilogy was chosen as one of the top 50 semi-finalists, from the more than 320 entries received from 49 states. On July 15, 2014, Trilogy was named as one of the six semi-finalists with a guaranteed prize of $10,000.

This week, we started construction on our Trilogy Beacon revitalization project. We are thrilled to have an additional $10,000 to purchase the items we need to ensure that our new space is truly a place where individuals can begin their journey of recovery.

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.