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PROJECT S.E.L.F.

 

SEEING EVERY LIFE FLOURISH

 

Project named by Diane Keefer

 

 

Illustration by Stephanie Moyer 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS RECOVERY?

 

Recovery is the willingness to pursue a purposeful and satisfying life in spite of the challenges that often accompany a mental illness.

 

 

WHO HELPS WITH RECOVERY?

 

Recovery works best when there is collaboration between:

Friends

Family

Spouses / Significant Others

Doctors

Neighbors

Bosses

Clergy / Spiritual Leaders

Case Managers

Nurses

Therapists / Counselors

Teachers

Co-Workers

Roommates

Any Special Person in your Life

 

 

 

WHY WORK ON RECOVERY?

 

Research and published reports tell us that a recovery oriented system of care best encourages individuals with a mental illness to fulfill their greatest potential in life.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

 

For Consumers:              Training

                                        Opportunities for growth and change

                                        Knowledge

                                        Choices

                                        Support

 

For Providers:                Training

                                        Support

                                        Knowledge

                                        Research, data and evidence based practices

 

For the Community:        Training

                                        Support

                                        Knowledge

                                        Understanding

 

 

WHAT DO OTHER RECOVERING PEOPLE SAY?

 

“Believing in God gave me the hope to recover…people believing in me gave me the opportunity to recover.”

Steve Seitzinger

 

“Being able to work and feel important again made recovery possible for me.”

Anonymous

 

“Finding people who really listened to me actually made the difference in my recovery.”

Anonymous

 

“Recovery means being able to do important things on your own and assuming responsibility for doing them.”

Tim Lucas

 

“Recovery means not to be labeled, but to be seen and treated as a person.”

Deb Springman

 

“Recovery means having dreams and working towards them.”

Lisa Sharp

 

“Recovery is having a hope and a future.”

Anonymous

 

“Recovery to me is reaching the end of a long journey where I am able to look at each day more positively.”

Deb Milheim

 

 

 

 

RECOVERY BEGINS NOW  -  ONE PERSON AT A TIME!

 

 

MISSION

 

Project SELF is a collaborative effort between consumers, providers, family members and Columbia / Montour / Snyder / Union Counties Behavioral Health Services.  This project began in June 2004.  The Mission of Project SELF is to create an environment where hope leads to recovery and recovery leads to hope.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Mary Lyn Cadman     275-5422

Diane Keefer     389-1768

Steve Seitzinger     784-2208

Ken Dunlap     275-4962

Mary Kelly     356-2134

Steve Klug     275-4962

Lori Humbert     784-2266

Marylou Norton     523-8018

Kathleen Dunkelberger     286-4332

Philip Keating     275-5422

Richard Beach     275-5422

 

 

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