Trilogy Blog

Trauma-Informed Care and Substance Use Treatment

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Last month, Regina Moffett, Certified Recovery Support Specialist and Trilogy advocate, was the keynote speaker at the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community for Addictions Programs kick-off conference in Baltimore, MD. Her presentation, The Intersection of Trauma and Addictions: A Trauma-Informed Recovery, focused on Trilogy’s trauma-informed approach to addiction treatment.

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Tags: recovery, trauma-informed care, trauma, mental illness, mental health, IDDT, substance abuse, national council for behavioral healthcare, Cheryl Sharp, peer specialist, mental illness awareness week

Healing From Trauma

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

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Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual's functioning and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

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Tags: recovery, trauma-informed care, trauma, behavioral healthcare, national council for behavioral healthcare, Cheryl Sharp, peer specialist, WRAP

The Importance of Advocating for Mental Health

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 @ 04:07 PM

Earlier this week, our CEO, John Mayes and members of our leadership team—along with more than 600 behavioral healthcare providers and advocates from across the country—stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building advocating for increased funding and better access to mental health services as part of the National Council For Behavioral Health’s Hill Day 2013. While in Washington, our team discussed the importance of the Excellence in Mental Health Act with representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL).

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Tags: mental illness, mental health, community-based mental health, excellence in mental health act, advocacy, national council for behavioral healthcare, hill day 2013

Advocating For The Excellence in Mental Health Act

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Sep 06, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

September is National Recovery Month and Trilogy is celebrating the only way we know how—through advocacy! Today, we would like to voice our support for the Excellence in Mental Health Act (EMH)—a bill that provides better funding and access to mental health services for the nation.

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Tags: mental illness, behavioral healthcare, excellence in mental health act, integrated healthcare, advocacy, national council for behavioral healthcare, government funding, medicaid

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

Trilogy at the 2013 National Council Conference by Mary Colleran

Posted by Shawna Flavell on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 09:41 AM

On April 8-10, 2013, six Trilogy staff members attended the 2013 National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three day conference was full of excellent speakers, inspiring stories and gripping data; all of which left us with plenty of thoughts about how to implement innovative ideas, improve programs, and ultimately help Trilogy provide the highest quality of services to the clients we serve.

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Tags: mental illness, mental health, behavioral healthcare, national council for behavioral healthcare, collaboration