Developing the Strategy

shutterstock_254677891RI International (formerly Recovery Innovations) is strengthening its core mission with a clear vision and road-map.

“Disturbative” and “Deep Change.” These were the two key words that fifteen members of the RI International leadership team considered as we convened for a two-day Strategic Planning Retreat last month to focus on the future vision of the organization.

The first concept, an amalgamation of “disturbing” and “informative,” was coined by a team member to capture the essence of the climate in which specialty behavioral healthcare organizations find themselves in 2015. Read more

A Tale of Two Conferences

2015-05-05_14-07-38“It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” So begins Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” and in the case of behavioral health conferences, the cities were Orlando for the electrifying National Council and Atlanta for the soulful American Association of Suicidology. The former hosts community behavioral health leaders and the latter hosts suicide researchers, policy makers, family members, crisis centers, and people with lived experience. Read more

RISE Awards!

2015-04-29_14-26-27Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care hosted the first annual RISE Awards at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona this morning to celebrate Resilience, Innovation, Service and Empowerment in the transformation of the behavioral healthcare system.

There was a time not too long ago that many professionals in behavioral health kept their work in the closet, or hung their heads low. Read more