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The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information on mental health and consumer issues. In an effort to keep you informed and to respond to your needs, we update our Web site regularly. Look here first to find the latest additions to our site.


Delaware Peer Services first newsletter now available

Delaware’s peer supporters have created their first newsletter that covers the news of peers working in the inpatient setting at the state hospital that includes their accompanying clients through the entire process of discharge and settling into their own living apartment.  In our newsletter you will find a message from Bluebird, a book review by Danielle Denny, and a story by Bob Davis.  We hope you enjoy our newsletter.  (link for the newsletter below)


Save the Date for Alternatives 2014!

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is currently negotiating with a hotel in Orlando, Florida, to hold a national mental health conference on the dates of Wednesday, October 22, 2014, through Sunday, October 26, 2014, with the potential for a pre-conference institute on October 20-21, 2014. Although SAMHSA has not yet approved the Alternatives conference, we are hopeful that we will have approval soon, and we wanted to make sure everyone knew about the great location and the October dates! We hope to see you there!


SAMHSA Request for Applications: Supported Employment Program

Transforming Lives through Supported Employment


4th Annual Consumer/Survivor Visionary Leadership Teleconference

Friday, February 21, 2014

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Call-in information: 866-554-6142, pin 803-6957977#
Join us for another lively conversation with consumer/survivor leaders from across the country. We will hold a simultaneous Twitter chat - use hashtag #CSXLeads 
This year's speakers are:
Joseph Rogers is Chief Advocacy Officer of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), and founder and Executive Director of the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse. A national leader of the mental health consumer movement, Joseph has testified before U.S. Senate committees and has consulted in more than 30 states, as well as nationally and internationally, on behavioral health policy issues. 
Eduardo Vega is the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco since November 2010, providing research, advocacy, and program leadership in California and internationally. Through MHASF he directs the Center for Dignity, Recovery, and Empowerment, a technical assistance, research and training center focused on stigma change, program innovation, and suicide prevention for which he is also Principal Investigator.
Corinna West is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and community organizer. She founded Wellness Wordworks in 2008 to show how the recovery community can provide internet skills and business opportunities to their peers. Corinna is also a performance artist, and her shows explore emotional distress as a temporary and transformative experience. She has survived homelessness and 12 psychiatric diagnoses, and is an Olympic Judo Team Member with a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Keris Myrick – Our teleconference moderator
Keris Myrick is the president and CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network, a peer run organization in Los Angeles County. She currently serves as the President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s board of directors and has consulted with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on a number of initiatives, including Dialogues on Psychotropic Medications and BRSS-TACS (Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale–TA Center). Keris has a PhD(c) and MS in industrial-organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Tel:  877-246-9058 Email:

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Is a Nominee for the 2014 Scattergood Foundation Innovation Awards