Recent News

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


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Harvest Feast 2019

SMRS LA REGION: Halloween Monster Mash

WHEN: October 19, 2019 - 8:00pm to 12:00am
WHERE: 360 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057

  • 50/50 Raffle

  • Costume Contest for Kids & Adults

  • Music by DJ Albert

  • Prizes

  • Food

  • Dancing

Mariposa - Corina (323) 266-7726
Bimini - Beryl (213) 388-5432
Rena B - Rita (323) 664-8969