Stanford University VOICES Project - Work & School Stories
Do you have personal experience of psychosis?
Are you willing to share your experiences of psychosis & work & school (anonymously if desired) with young people?
Stanford VOICES is currently seeking out participants for our "Work & School Stories" project.
Ever been ECOd or TDOd?
If you have experienced an Emergency Custody Order (ECO), Temporary Detention Order (TDO) or court-ordered involuntary admission to a mental health hospital or outpatient treatment, DBHDS asks that you give some of your time, by answering survey questions at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3GJQ2BP . If clicking the link does not work please try typing it, or copying it into your browser address bar.
Sharing your experience will contribute to decisions about how mental health and addiction treatment can be improved in Virginia.
The questions will ask you about your experiences with the civil commitment process. By civil commitment, we mean the judicial process of being ordered involuntarily to mental health treatment. The basic steps in this process include:
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with DBHDS. Such input is valuable to public mental health policymakers who are making informed decisions for strategic change.
Trillium Drop-In Center is a peer-led, private non-profit center for adults, that promotes, encourages and facilitates recovery from serious mental illness. Our facility gives mental and behavioral health support that includes educational, recreational, and supportive activities scheduled for each month.
These groups provide opportunities to encourage personal growth. The Staff of Trillium mentors and coaches people to empower them to live a meaningful life while managing the challenges of their mental illness.
We help to reduce the stigma of mental illness as well as reduce feelings of isolation and alienation in our stress-free stigma-free atmosphere. It is an emotionally and physically safe environment that we take seriously by enforcing a set of rules that focuses on behavior.
People can watch television, play a game of cards or pool, or many other activities and connect with others while minimizing the focus on one's symptoms. Our classes and groups enhance one's personal journey by helping individuals understand their wants and needs. We help our members to see the positive in themselves and in their lives.
Like a caterpillar that morphs into a beautiful butterfly, we at Trillium help people change their lives from the dark moments of illness to being heroes of their own mental health recovery. While here, people can learn to create independence and find a path where they can expand their horizons and have brighter and better days.
We also provide an important service to the community by our participation in such programs as IOOV and DIVERT. We promote recovery beyond our physical space and are a cutting edge, unique model for other organizations that give aid to those who suffer from serious mental illness.