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January will mark the third year that there will be regular dialogues between consumer advocates and staff of Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (see article in NEWS). Advocates participate in person or by telephone conference call. Please contact us ( NCCansoInfo@gmail ) if you want to participate in these great opportunities to contribute to a better public mental health system and to develop your own leadership skills. Our state needs more leaders who understand living with and recovering from addiction and/or mental illness!
DOES YOUR PROVIDER KNOW ABOUT THE RECOVERY TO PRACTICE PROGRAM? Do you? The RTP program was developed for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for sake of helping our states aim for recovery or person-defined growth through the services that consumers receive. This means a change in orientation, and it means that consumers, providers, and administrators need to learn more current service approaches. Learn about the program through its web site: http://dsgdev2.dsgonline.com/rtp/index.aspx
President’s Administration Starting Open Monthly Conference Calls re: Disability Issues in December
The White House will be sponsoring monthly telephone calls to update interested people about disability issues and to introduce them to leaders in the Whitehouse that focus on disability issues. The first call WAS Friday, Dec. 3 at 11:00. Will report date of next call as possible.
Dial in: (800) 230-1092
Title: Disability Call (use instead of code)