Tag Archives: Prevention and Early Intervention

Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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Amy learns to get through her PTSD flashbacks

Amy started receiving services from Community Connection’s Prevention and Early Intervention program in Spring 2011. When she first entered the program, she was timid and extremely uncomfortable. She had recently discovered her husband’s body after he had committed suicide. Amy was depressed, anxious, and suffering from PTSD flashbacks. At the time, she was currently enrolled [...]

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Community Connection helps Jane organize her school life

Jane started receiving Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Services through The employment component at Community Connection in April 2011. She is diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, and has had two hospitalizations. Following her last hospitalization, she was feeling extremely overwhelmed. Her home and school life were in disarray. She felt hopeless. PEI staff supported Jane with planning [...]

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Recovery and Success as a Filipino Immigrant

As a Filipino immigrant, I grew up in an environment where expressing one’s mental health challenges was invalidated.  My view of mental health was very narrow; I grew up thinking that being mentally ill was a sign of weakness.  These false beliefs and my narrow concept of mental health faded away when I decided to [...]

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