Vermont Psychiatric Survivors -VPS
VPS is a statewide peer-run organization with a focus on support, education and advocacy.
VPS is located at 1 Scale Avenue, Suite 52 (Building 14), Rutland, VT 05701
Contact the office at: 802-775-6834
Call our Warm Line at: 1-800-564-2106
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, (VPS) recently celebrated its’ twentieth year of providing and promoting a wide array peer services throughout Vermont. We continue to be a grassroots organization, encouraging and empowering people to take the steps necessary to create a healthier Vermont for all. VPS is a statewide organization whose focus is on advocacy, education, and support. These goals are accomplished through a variety of smaller programs and initiatives that range from our longstanding Counterpoint newspaper to the recent Vermont Peer Leadership Retreat. Please check out this site and feel free to contact us for any reason.
The Open Paradigm Project is dedicated to fostering the voices and perspectives that accompany changing realities and new understandings of ourselves and the world. We believe these voices – unusual, or mad as they may be – light the way the way to cultural paradigms. Societies, businesses, and families throughout history have learned from these voices, and ignored them at their peril. We produce creative, journalistic, promotional, and educational media on behalf of those who wish to examine, learn from, and reintegrate experiences of madness or otherness in our society. What is “crazy” ? What does it mean when we say or feel that we or someone else is “crazy”? These basic questions – and the prospect of recovering voices and people who have all too often been lost – provide the inspiration for our work.
Congratulations to Linda Corey, Executive Director of Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, for being recognized with the Leadership Award at Mental Health Advocacy Day on February 13th 2014 at the State House.
Mental Health Advocacy Award
Vermont’s Mental Health Advocacy Day Award honors the Vermonters who have made a difference in the lives of others, who embody the spirit of service, support excellence in mental health care, reduce stigma, and renew wellness.
Linda Corey, Leadership Award 2014
Linda Corey – From your lived example of love and dedicated service you continue to be a force in the forefront of a movement to empower all people. Truly a pioneer, you protect the rights of others. You have given a voice to those who had no voice.
You have advocated in a fierce yet friendly way. Truly a survivor, you are witness to a changing world and a changing mental health care system.
For your leadership, perseverance, and courage, we honor you.
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Kudos to the Cadre program, including Board member Rene Rose. They were recently featured on Vermont Public Radio (VPR) highlighting the work they have been doing assisting peers in crisis.
To hear or read the article, click on this link.
Are you a VPS member? Not sure? Would you like to be? Visit our new membership page and sign up now – no charge!
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