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From: "Andrew Phelps <dis_course@yahoo.com>"

To: S-ACC@yahoogroups.com

Cc: Friends

Subject: [S-ACC] Paths to Safety - lived experience

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:34 PM

 

Hi

Our workshop "Paths to Safety" last Sunday at Boston Alternatives 2017 went well.

What struck me especially was that our panelists who presented on lived experience of Safety Paths - Delphine Brody, Pamela Inaba, and Yvonne Smith - each spoke from the heart regarding their personal experience(s) in a deep and authentic manner: They were each awesome in the truth(s) presented and in their bravery in speaking to such a (potentially unsafe) topic.

When Alternatives makes available the recording, we will make effort to have that made accessible for listmembers.

Also, we attended a meeting of the National Coalition for Mental Health Reform (NCMHR), regarding the defunding of Alternatives by SAMHSA and the project of organizing Alternatives 2018: We helped bring forward the perspective of "culture change" in mental health, which would be (in some fashion) added to the present "peer support" in "healing communities" polity of NCMHR.

 

Warmly

Andrew