Eclipse Lit Healing Fest 2022

Join us in celebrating the launch of the second edition of Eclipse Lit, Recovery! We’ll have live music, food, contributor readings, an arts and crafts marketplace, and more! Come check back to see our list of vendors and speakers as we announce them. This event benefits Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families, and communities throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Laurel House seeks to advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence, as well as advance social change through preventative education, community training, and collaboration to come [...]

2023-07-17T08:54:32-04:00July 17th, 2023||

UrStorytellers Story Telling Training

Storytelling is a training facilitated by UrStorytellers in collaboration with the City of Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS). This training is one of many approved prerequisites for applicants who want to become Certified Peer Specialists. Our goal is to inform the recovery and faith-based communities on how to share their stories and the importance of sharing them in community settings. This training will be 3 hrs. at length, delivered in a power point format, and interactive activities enhance this training. After the training, all participants will [...]

2023-07-13T10:12:52-04:00July 13th, 2023|, , |

How My Brother’s Mental Illness Affected Me

By Jeff Shair, Mental Health Advocate My brother Paul was diagnosed with schizophrenia, like myself. Yet because Paul was 10 years older than me, the illness was viewed quite differently when his symptoms first appeared. That was back in the early 1960’s. In those days, some psychiatrists believed that the disease was caused by the individual having a weak will. For instance, when my parents took me to Paul’s psychiatrist at 9-years-old, a time during which I was struggling emotionally, they asked the doctor in front of me “Will Jeff [...]

2021-07-31T13:04:09-04:00November 15th, 2017|Lived Experience, Mental Health, Training|
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