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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

vpsinc@sover.net

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.

HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) has an 8 – 10 hour position open, for someone to do street outreach to PATH eligible consumers. The schedule can be flexible, the person needs a reliable automobile, and it would certainly be a plus to have some familiarity with Addison County. We’d like to have this be a peer position. Call us: (802) 388-3608.

Register Now! June 2014 Vermont Recovery Coach Academy   More information

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.

Link to: Open Paradigm Project – Sizzle Reel

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.

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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.

Alyssum

Another Way

Pathways Vermont

Wellness Workforce Coalition

Disability Rights Vermont

Vermont Psychological Association

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Family Project Supported Employment

Vermont Center for Independent Living

Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association

Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

National Association of Social Workers – Vermont

Vermont Council of Developmental  and Mental Health Services

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont

Vermont Cooperative Practice for Improvement and innovation

Vermont Association for Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors

 

Outreach opening - see Job Postings page for info.

 

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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