Trilogy Blog

Trilogy Attends Launch of The Kennedy Forum In Boston

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 09:43 AM
(l to r) John Mayes, Trilogy President and Chief Executive Officer; Ruth McMahon, Trilogy Chief Development Officer; Heather O'Donnell, Thresholds Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy; Mark Ishaug, Thresholds Chief Executive Officer
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Tags: behavioral healthcare, excellence in mental health act, advocacy, community mental health act, cmha, Kennedy Forum, boston

Celebrating 50 Years Of The Community Mental Health Act

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 08:56 AM

This year marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy signing the Community Mental Health Act (CMHA) into law. The CMHA was the first legislation passed for mental health and it funded the establishment of comprehensive community mental health centers, like Trilogy, across the country. This altered the way mental health services were delivered and was a historic moment for people living with serious mental illness. These community mental health centers helped people with mental illnesses who were “warehoused” in hospitals and institutions move back into their communities and forge independent lives for themselves. The CMHA was the beginning of a movement to assist people in their recovery from serious mental illness and the fight to reduce the stigma associated with it.

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Tags: mental health, behavioral healthcare, treatment, stigma, serious mental illness, reduce stigma, national council for behavioral healthcare, community mental health act, cmha