INNOVATIVE LEADER OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE RETIRING FROM TRILOGY
Dr. Sara Gotheridge, M.D., the lead architect of Trilogy’s nationally recognized Integrated Healthcare Program, joined the Trilogy team in 2003 as a part-time psychiatrist and was quickly promoted to Trilogy’s Chief Medical Officer. During her twelve years with the organization, Dr. Gotheridge was a guiding force not only in the implementation of Integrative Healthcare at Trilogy, but in the implementation of best practices for integrative care in the field of behavioral healthcare.
At the end of June, Dr. Gotheridge is retiring from her position as Trilogy’s Chief Medical Officer. While we are sad to see her go, we will always be grateful for her dedication to the people we serve and for her relentless efforts to remove barriers to healthcare for people with mental illness.
TRILOGY'S GALA RAISES RECORD AMOUNT FOR CLIENT ASSITANCE FUND!
Thank you for making Spring Into Recovery Gala 2015 our most successful fundraising event ever! You made a difference in the lives of individuals who are living with mental illness. Through your generosity, we are now able to increase our Client Assistance Fund and assist more people with mental illness in purchasing food and medicine and in securing the housing they need until they are able to access entitlements. It is because of your support that Trilogy is able to provide lifesaving services to some of the most vulnerable residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs each and every day.
Last night truly was a celebration of self, purpose, and community. Thank you for attending, making a donation, bidding on an auction item and raising your paddle.
We are deeply grateful for all of your support!
TRILOGY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
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…"
TRILOGY RECEIVES ILLINOIS PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY'S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
We 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 OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASSES TO THE COMMUNITY
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.
Take a look at Trilogy's Calendar of Events and register for an upcoming Mental Health First Aid training.