Recent News

River Community Harvest Feast 2019

River Community's Annual Harvest Feast was once again a huge success! We had over 250 guests who came to celebrate this season of gratitude. The day was filled with delicious food, live music from River Community's band, a raffle for some beautiful gift baskets, and a fun photo booth to capture the memories. We appreciate all the staff and participants who helped plan and host this event and are looking forward to having it again next year!

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USC Fall Lecture: The Collected Schizophrenias

Last week, Ruth Baratta and Yolanda Sinclair, SMRS LPHAs from Mariposa and Rena B, along with Clinical Supervisor, Kelly Boardman, attended USC Gould’s Saks Institute Fall Distinguished Lecture featuring Elyn Saks and Esme Weijun Wang. These two women have fought to successfully overcome the obstacles involved with the diagnosis of Schizophrenia and excel both academically and professionally in their lives. The women gave brief accounts of their personal stories, followed by a discussion by Esme Wang focused on addressing stigma, resilience, and self-advocacy related to individuals who must learn to live with this difficult diagnosis. Both stories were very inspiring and conveyed hope in recovery from the symptoms and stigma of Schizophrenia. A Q&A session followed in which the women asked each other questions of their individual experiences, and then questions were opened to the audience of approximately 100 mental health professionals, students, and consumers.

For more information regarding the personal journeys of Elyn Saks or Esme Weijun Wang, read The Center Cannot Hold by Ms. Saks and The Collected Schizophrenias by Ms. Wang.

We hope to continue to attend this very inspiring annual event focused on mental health issues and recovery!

Next West Covina Coalition Meeting

 

SMRS at Run4Recovery

This year, Social Model Recovery Systems had the privilege to take part and experience Run4Recovery, hosted by Aurora Charter Oak Hospital. This amazing event promotes healthy living and recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. Meeting with the founder, Robin, and seeing the participants and their children join in on the games and relay was great! Congratulations to one of our very own participants for taking 1st Place in th 5K!! What a truly amazing experience it was to see the community coming together, supporting one another, and experiencing fellowship through health and fitness.

Upcoming Coalition Meetings

2nd Annual California Community Opioid Conference

  

Visit smrsopioid.org for registration and more information.

How Drugs Hijack the Brain by Dr. John Smith

"How Drugs Hijack the Brain"

Presenter: Dr. John Smith, Director of Education & Training

 WATCH FULL LIVE VIDEO HERE