Category Archives: Peers & Recovery

A Tale of Two Conferences

“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 … Continue reading

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RISE Awards!

Mercy 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 … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Boarding: One State’s Journey to Recovery

Ask any group of behavioral health leaders about their recent personal experiences with Emergency Departments (EDs), and you will invariably hear complaints about waiting. I have queried audiences a number of times and the common word uniting their complaints is … Continue reading

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Igniting Hope with Recovery Education

Nelson Mandela believed the catalyst for a better future was learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Equipped with the right tools, the disenfranchised and disabled become engaged and empowered. Hope is … Continue reading

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Assembling the Team

Recovery Innovations is hiring senior executives! Hannibal Smith’s favorite catch phrase was, “I love it when a plan comes together.” But, the plan only got figured out in each and every episode of The A-Team because first, there was a … Continue reading

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Improving Performance with the Balanced Scorecard (and the King)

It’s been said that frameworks are a dime a dozen… but you have to have one. Prior to 1990, many businesses focused their measurement on finance alone, which tended to discourage continuous improvement and innovation. These companies lacked a systemic … Continue reading

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Avoid Crisis Not Top Ten… Join #NatCon15

In the last few years, nearly a dozen US states have determined it was time to end the “Not Top Ten.” This decision is leading to an investment of hundreds of millions with a new level of expectation for psychiatric … Continue reading

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