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“Navigating The Course To Mental Health: How Consumers Can Be Captains Of Their Recovery” Conference Great Success

65 attendees at this conference learned about tools and programs that put mental health consumers in charge of their recovery and be able to assist themselves and others to find hope and meaning in their futures. During the morning session they learned about a self-directed care program operated by the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pa. that promotes the consumer to be in charge of developing a recovery plan wherein they can direct funds for traditional and non-traditional services and purchases that fit with their goals. In the afternoon, conference participants learned about identifying and addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors and the nature and use of Wellness Recovery Action Plans and Psychiatric Advance Directives in taking charge of their recovery.

Thanks to the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania for sponsoring this free event and to the Zem Zem Banquet and Conference Center for their professionalism and hospitality.

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