The following organizations are Institutional Members of ISPS-US. In addition to being listed on our website, Institutional Members are listed in a special section of the ISPS-US Directory, and they get discounts on exhibiting at meetings, registration for a representative, and advertising in our publications. To have your organization join ISPS-US, please fill out the Membership Form including a contact name, and e-mail a 100-word description to firstname.lastname@example.org . Annual dues are $150 and may be paid on our website or mailed to us.
Advocacy Unlimited is a peer-run Connecticut non-profit, focused on 6 key initiatives: recovery support, peer specialist training and certification, community education on systems and individual advocacy, stress management, holistic wellness, and specialized programming for young people. AU staff possess unique insights, gained through personal lived experience of navigating mental health systems, addiction, and trauma. These insights are honed through training and educational opportunities, and inform our work promoting individual growth, human rights, and systems transformation. Our team envisions a world in which everyone ? regardless of socio-economic status or personal history ? has space to be seen, heard, and valued.
18 N. Forge Street
Akron, OH 44304
Child Guidance and Family Solutions (CGFS) is a community mental health agency that provides emotional, mental, and behavioral health services and programs to children, adolescents, and adults. CGFS provides innovative and effective mental health services, integrated care of mind and body through community partnerships, sustainable programs that enrich communities, and advocacy for the health of youth, adults, and families. CGFS provides a continuum of care and strives to provide services that meet the needs of the community. Services are available throughout the county in five physical office locations, as well as in community settings, and in clients’ homes.
CGFS is home to many specialty services. Of note, CGFS has been the home to Summit County’s FIRST Episode of Psychosis program since 2009. More recently, CGFS started a specialty program for the assessment and treatment of individuals at clinical high-risk for developing psychosis.
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSP-NJ) is a private not-for-profit organization. The agency is directed, managed and staffed through thecollaborative efforts of mental health consumers and non-consumers.
CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community based services that promote responsibility, recovery and wellness. This is done through thecreation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and otherspecial needs.
As a mission-based, consumer driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to advocate for and provide consumer driven mental health services that provide and promotecommunity living.CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system.
The Consumer Quality Team (CQT), a program of The Mental Health Association of Maryland, employs people with lived experience of behavioral health disorders who interview consumers in Maryland’s public behavioral health system about their satisfaction with the services provided. CQT visits all publicly funded psychiatric hospitals, day programs, wellness and recovery centers, and youth residential treatment programs. They are also completing pilot programs interviewing individuals in substance use recovery centers, as well interviewing those who are utilizing residential crisis services.
CQT’s process empowers consumers to be full participants in their own care. In this way, CQT works to reduce alienation and disengagement and honors the insight and wisdom of those who may be experiencing un-shared reality. Their work cultivates consensus about the public behavioral health system by addressing the 5 R’s of Citizenship: Rights, Responsibilities, Roles, Resources, and Relationships.
CooperRiis is a residential healing community located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Since 2003, we’ve been helping adults living with mental health challenges achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment through a powerful recovery approach combining trusted clinical therapies, community work and service, education, and integrative wellness practices.
CooperRiis offers a full continuum (four levels) and two entry points into care. CooperRiis at Asheville is a more clinically intensive, shorter-term program (30-90 days) that accepts out-of-network insurance benefits. The Mill Spring Farm campus is a longer-term program (3-6 months) and is a therapeutic work-based program. From these two residential campuses, a resident may then transfer into our Asheville Community Program (transitional living), with five different houses available in the Greater Asheville area. Our final level of care is CooperRiis Support for community members who are able to live on their own in Asheville independently, but still require a connection to our services to support their mental health.
CooperRiis is a co-ed community that treats adults 18+ who are diagnosed with Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Major Depressive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), and Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorders.
The Holistic Mental Health Network envisions the greater Cincinnati area as a place where people can find support, resources, and help in times of mental health distress, withoutstigma and with hope for wholeness. We help raise awareness of the need for a whole person/whole community approach to mental health, beyond the brain disease model. We helpidentify resources, including individuals and agencies, taking this approach. We work to engage the community in hopeful conversation about mental health, wellness, and recovery.
Inner Fire is a proactive healing community in southeastern Vermont offering striving individuals the choice to recover from debilitating and traumatic life experiences, which typically lead to addiction or mental/soul health challenges but without the use of the mind altering, psychotropic medications, while strengthening themselves on a deeper, soul spiritual level. We are not anti-medications but believe in the power of choice. We support people to avoid medication in the first place, taper to a level which works for them which could mean off, or deal with the horrendous withdrawal symptoms of the benzodiazepines.
The Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) is a community of mental health workers, clinicians, psychiatrists, current and prior users of mental health services, advocates, artists, and survivors of trauma and adversity, who are interested in exploring the link between personal and societal transformation.
Our mission is to create opportunities for critical dialogue, mutual support, and advanced education and training for those within and outside the field. We aim to widely proliferate an understanding of transformative mental health that acknowledges and addresses the numerous contexts in which our mental health exists, understanding not only the role of personal traumatic experiences but also structural injustices and oppression that have deep historical roots in our society.
The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, Inc. (ISEPP) is a 501(3)(c) non-profit volunteer organization of mental health professionals, physicians, educators, ex-patients and survivorsof the mental health system, and their families. We are not affiliated with any political or religious group.
Our mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. We strive to educate our members and the public about the nature of mental illness, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and the alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with very difficult life issues. We believe this is essential since one of the most cherished principles in the mental health field is informed consent. That means you should be fully and honestly informed about the problems you are experiencing, and the full risks and benefits of any treatment, before making truly voluntary decisions about your care. Our goal is to fully inform you.
At the heart of our critique is the fact that mental illnesses are not literal illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Despite popular media portrayal, decades of scientific research have failed to demonstrate any biological pathology that causes mental illness. For this reason, they should not be considered medical problems and traditional medical treatment is not a solution. In particular, psychiatric drugs only temporarily mask emotions. Not only does this masking prevent people from understanding their problems and making important life changes, these drugs carry with them a whole host of dangerous effects that typically are not explained to the user when prescribing them.
Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health
210 E. 64th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Mat-Su Health Services is a non-profit community health center in Wasilla, Alaska. A team of professionals provides an integrated treatment approach to medical and behavioral health care offering medical, dental, and behavioral health care as well as individualized community based services.
Our newest program, OnTrAK, is the first early psychosis program in Alaska dedicated to supporting teens and young adults experiencing psychosis accomplish their goals and dreams. The 2 year program offers outreach, assessment and linkage to appropriate care; multi-family groups; individualized therapy and coaching for recovery and success; and community education about early psychosis intervention and support.
PATH at Stone Summit is a 10-bed residential program located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Our focus is on helping young adults transition from adolescence to adulthood. The program is psychodynamically based, offering individual therapy four times a week in the context of a homelike environment. PATH offers three phases to residents: First, mentalizing and exploring within the context of their history/dynamics while building skills by working in our home and/or small farm; Second, while in residence, working in our larger community or taking college courses; Third, transitioning out of the residence and back into home, school or community.
Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is a long-term residential program, located on 700 acres in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, serving individuals with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse challenges. Spring Lake Ranch offers a unique approach to mental health through a therapeutic work program, individual therapy, and psychopharmacology.
Spring Lake Ranch staff, including those in our transitional program located in Rutland, Vermont work closely with each resident to help them regain the spirit and stamina for work, establish a greater level of independence, and to develop coping skills for mental wellness.
211 North Street, Suite #1
Northampton, MA 01060
1411 Marsh Street, Suite #103
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
2120 Southwest Jefferson St Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Windhorse Integrative Mental Health is a therapeutic community approach to recovery for individuals struggling with psychiatric disturbances. The services at Windhorse IntegrativeMental Health are individually tailored in close communication with each client and family, and represent a wide range of intensity and structure.
All services are fully integrated with the community. Windhorse programs have been successful in the following ways: