Articles about Recovery and Wellness



Presentation on Teambuilding and Morale from Philadelphia Alliance Conference 4-11-14

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Residential Treatment Program Overview

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Mental Health Associations and Advocacy Groups

American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

Compeer (volunteer support for persons with psychiatric problems)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA – local chapters; support and advocacy)

Families for Depression Awareness

Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance

Health Finder

Health Resources and Services Administration

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP)

Mental Health Matters (articles, sources of support, volunteer opportunities)

Mental Health Recovery

Montgomery County NAMI

(NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness


NAMI PA Bucks Count

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

National Council for Behavioral Healthcare

National Council on Disability

National Empowerment Center (practical information about the recovery model and psychiatric difficulties)

National Institute of Mental Health

New York State Office of Mental Health

Mental Health America

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

Open Minds Open Doors (a progressive anti-stigma campaign that educates the public - and employers - about mental illness and legal rights)

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association (advocacy, information, and support)

Pennsylvania Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

Psychiatry On-line

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Addictions and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Abuse + Psychiatric Problems)

Addiction Resource Center

Addiction Resource Guide

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)


Alcoholics Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Health Information Center

Specific Psychiatric Disorders

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Alzheimer's Association

Anxiety Disorder Association of America

Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS @ MAAP)

Autism Society of America

BPD Central - Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD Demystified: Robert Friedel, MD (Borderline Personality Disorder)

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

David Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages (emotional trauma and stress)

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information

National Educational Alliance for BPD/Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)

New Directions Support Group (Depression and Bipolar Disorder support in Southeast PA)

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

Schizophrenia Resource Community Website

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association

TARA: Treatment and Research Advancements (Borderline Personality Disorder) - National Association for Personality Disorder

Tourette Syndrome Association

Education and Training

Americans with Disabilities Act

American Association of People with Disabilities (supports the economic self sufficiency of people with disabilities)

Behavioral Tech (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy training and research) based upon the work of Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Center for Public Representation (mental health law and disability law services)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy research by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. - Philadelphia family therapist, radio host, and columnist

The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion

"Project Transition means I have a second chance at a new life. PT taught me how to love and believe in myself. It also taught me to forgive people in my past. I thought I would never get better but PT taught me different. They believed in me and made it easier to trust in myself."

Michelle R

"PT is helping me on my road to recovery. They offer support to reach my personal goals. Staff help guide me, showing me a new way to live. My life has new meaning today..... I now have goals and projects to work on. I am productive and am becoming a better mother and person."

Jennifer S

"PT I couldn't see how good you've been to me. Over the years, throughout the days, you've always been in my corner I must say. Times were bad and times were good, you helped me to lay down my hood. Now I'm shining not conniving, working it out my system what shucking and jiving. So I'm striving to be the best that I can be, for all to see, Thank you, PT..."


"I know what it is like to sell myself and a brand new pair of sneakers for drugs. I know what its like to walk around the streets with only socks on. But I no longer have to live that way. My family no longer has to worry about me. Project Transition means that I have hope and recovery. It means I have a second chance at life."


"My son has been in many programs and far too many hospitals. Project Transition is different; it is actually helping him to live a better life. The staff and members of PT care for one another... it’s a form of community that is sorely lacking elsewhere."

Wendy P, mother of a PT member

"Our daughter has endured mental illness for years… we have worked with many professionals and programs. Without question, Project Transition’s help and support have been the most effective.”

John P, father of a PT member

"Project Transition has taught me how to be an adult when others told me I was unfixable. PT will always be in my heart. I've been sober for 5 years and recently moved out of the program. Thank you Project Transition."

Victoria S

"The family support groups and seminars are focused and helpful. We feel understood."

Diane S, sister of a PT member

" Project Transition has been a life saver to me. I was mentally Ill and felt like I was in a box that I thought I could never get out of. I lost everything and could not function...but now I have confidence in myself. I needed help in all areas of my life but now have a path and a purpose. Life is worth living."

Angie A

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