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The Time is Now

"The Time is Now" Project Aware is a SAMHSA Grant opportunity. Its purpose is to:

  • Build and expand the capacity of state educational agencies
  • Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
  • Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth 
  • Detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults
  • Connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues with appropriate services.

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1.95 million/year

Submission deadline: June 16, 2014

June 10th, 2014|Community, Mental Health|

Rise and Shine Mural Tour

A new season of Porch Light tours is upon us! We are so grateful to be partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on the "Rise and Shine Mural Tour" inspired by James Burns' stunning mural The North Philadelphia Beacon Project. Take this opportunity to see beautiful public art and learn about inspiring journeys of recovery and healing.

May 13th, 2014|Awareness, Community|

The Recovery-Focused Transformation of an Urban Behavioral Health Care System

Recovery is the process of pursuing a fulfilling and contributing life regardless of the difficulties one has faced. It involves not only the restoration but continued enhancement of a positive identity and personally meaningful connections and roles in one’s community. Recovery is facilitated by relationships and environments that provide hope, empowerment, choices, and opportunities that promote people reaching their full potential as individuals and community members.

April 13th, 2014|Addiction & Recovery, Community|

How are You Feeling Today?

“I’m going in for a check –up.” Typically we think of check-ups as they relate to our physical health – be it our cholesterol, blood pressure, or weight. We want to take it one step further and encourage you to get a “check up from the neck up." Coined by Patrick Kennedy, encouraging folks to get a “check up from the neck up” is one of our missions.  We want everyone to feel comfortable touching base with how they are feeling.

April 2nd, 2014|Self-Help|

Breaking the Silence: MHFA Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education and early intervention program that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges. MHFA will be available at the "Breaking The Silence on Mental Wellness: Real Talk, Real Help, Real Solutions Conference” on  April 4th and 5th, 8:00am-6:00pm, at Temple School of Medicine 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. This conference is focused on addressing stigma related to behavioral health within the African American community. Over 50 diverse workshops geared toward a wide variety of audiences. Behavioral health screenings will be provided to conference participants as part of Saturday's resource fair.

April 2nd, 2014|Depression, Mental Health First Aid|
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