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Community Integration

A New Year — A New You?

January is Mental Wellness Month, which is an excellent place to start. The World Health Organization defines mental wellness as “a state

Using the PACT Model to Navigate the Pandemic

Since March 2020, we have been navigating an unpredictable, delicate, and always changing landscape due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While this

Trust and Harm Reduction Work: Healing with Relationships

With Zoi Andalcio, LMHC What does it mean to practice with an intentional harm reduction orientation? You might have heard about harm

Breaking the Mold: Challenging Traditional Notions of Readiness in Recovery

When is a client undergoing addiction services or psychiatric care ready to “get back to life?” That’s not only a question clinicians

Parallel Paths: Ellenhorn and Wilderness Programs’ Shared Mission for Self-Efficacy

There are as many wilderness approaches as there are wilderness programs.  What binds them together is not simply their innovations in the

Culturally Rooted Indigenous Mental Health Practices and Peer Support

Written by Ellenhorn NY PACT Peer Specialist, Tony Muñoz-Hilliard Peer support, often known as mutual aid, has an enduring history that spans

Celebrating 60 Years of the Community Mental Health Act: Pioneering Compassionate Mental Health Care

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act, we reflect on its profound influence on mental health care

The Power of Psychosocial Resources: A Q&A With Dr. Kent Harber

At Ellenhorn, we work with individuals who encounter complex and often extreme events of mind and mood, as well as problematic habits.

The Importance of Purpose in Recovery – An Interview with Dr. Dori Hutchinson, Sc.D.

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Dori Hutchinson Sc.D. to talk about the importance of purpose when recovering

Community Integration: The Linchpin in Deinstitutionalized Care

In October 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act, which was a pivotal event in the lives of