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Thank You to Over 1,300 Participants!
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There simply are not enough resources today for everyone with a mental illness who needs help. It’s a crisis situation and the numbers are growing. We help start and grow Clubhouses globally where people can go to get their lives back.
As we enter the holiday season, we give thanks for the support of our friends around the world who help make our work possible. Together, we are working towards ending the isolation of mental illness and providing opportunities for recovery. Our work helps lower rates of suicide, hospitalization and incarceration. On behalf of all of us at Clubhouse International, we send this video thank you message. – Joel D. Corcoran, Executive Director, Clubhouse International.learn more
World Mental Health Day Recognized by Knesset, Israel -- Clubhouse Members Participate in Conference on Stigma
Mattie: "A Clubhouse Is Invaluable to Anyone with a Serious Mental Disorder"
This year’s virtual World Seminar, held on October 4-8, attracted over 1,300 participants from 27 countries, 35 U.S. states, and nearly 200 Clubhouses, in addition to several global mental health organizations and stakeholders. Registrants will have access to the Seminar video for 90 days after the event. Click here to sign in to your Whova account, then click on agenda and select the day and session to view the video.
A new report published by the Treatment Advocacy Center and Clubhouse International identifies key barriers to, and facilitators of, COVID-19 vaccination among people with severe mental illness through an international survey of more than 100 Clubhouses. Shown here: Journey House Utah Covid Vaccination Clinic! Click here to view the full research report.
Clubhouse International welcomes and supports the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centered and rights-based approaches. We are pleased that the Clubhouse Model of psychosocial rehabilitation is included in the WHO guidance and technical packages, and that our Training Center, Phoenix Clubhouse in Hong Kong, is identified as an example of community-based mental health services that are following good practices.
Clubhouse International was deeply honored to receive the Special Presidential Commendation Award at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2021 Annual Meeting. The prestigious award was presented by Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H. during the 65th Convocation of Distinguished Fellows. The award recognizes the evidence-based, cost-effective Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation as a leading recovery resource for people living with mental illness around the world.
We appreciate the tremendous support for Clubhouses from the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, who said, "You represent a community that is good to belong to...You offer a gathering place and a social community with structure and everyday routines. It is absolutely priceless. The need for such offers is particularly evident during the corona pandemic where everyone is more vulnerable to loneliness and isolation." Photo: Thomas Haugersveen.
Executive Director Joel D. Corcoran released a statement addressing the ongoing issues of racism and social injustice in our society, saying: "We are disappointed and concerned whenever we learn about intolerance or hate in any form. We are saddened by and stand in opposition to racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, discrimination of religious beliefs and sexual-orientation, and the many other forms of bigotry and social exclusion towards minorities, people of different abilities, and cultural differences."
There is significant research substantiating the effectiveness of the Clubhouse model and the added benefits of Clubhouse Accreditation.
Clubhouses powerfully demonstrate that people with mental illness can and do lead productive, happy lives. Each Clubhouse we open touches +/- 500 people in need!
Help ensure that people living with mental illness in your area have a place to go and support to find jobs, education, housing and a new lease on life.
Imagine if you had a place to go where you felt accepted, understood, hopeful AND that helped you get a job, go back to school or find a home. That is what Clubhouses offer.