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First Responders Hear From Survivors

First Responders Hear From Survivors

BRATTLEBORO – A psychiatric survivor who had experienced injury at the hands of police teamed up with advocates in a presentation at a 2018 emergency services symposium focused on mental health and trauma-informed care.

“It is a really hopeful moment to be collaborating in this space,” said Calvin Moen, director of training at Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, as he opened the presentation hosted by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

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Safe Haven: 20 Years of Support

Safe Haven: 20 Years of Support

RANDOLPH – Twenty years ago, a unique collaboration was born here: a home that was run by psychiatric survivors with clinical support by a community mental health agency and family member volunteers.
Safe Haven was a federally funded national program for homeless adults struggling with mental health stability.

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