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Bryan Creech
Greenville
Advancing System of Care and Peer Support in North Carolina.
Interests: poetry, swimming, camping, hiking & enhancing the world
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“One of the most rewarding experiences has been seeing my family has evolved since being involved with System of Care. It has been the joy in giving back to the community. Another rewarding experience, has been becoming a certified Family Partner. Finally, helping my son overcome most of the challenges... Continue reading
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I helped start the collaborative, and co-chaired it for many years with the goal of helping agencies better coordinate their efforts and make better use of the special knowledge parents and families have about their children. I also like the SOC philosophy and think it is an effective way to... Continue reading
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"I work really hard to demonstrate "inter-connectivity" among systems to my SOC staff. I help them "push" their communities to maintain a “village approach” to caring for children by collaborating with care providers to create a single treatment approach that is all encompassing of one's needs." Tell us a little... Continue reading
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“The entire philosophy of System of Care has had a great impact on me. I believe it was a turning point in my life when the State of North Carolina realized that dollars can be saved by implementing System of Care principles and framework of care. It has been amazing... Continue reading
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"My hopes for System of Care and the state collaborative are simple: First, to obtain strong and functional leadership for the state collaborative. Secondly, to grow our membership to include major stakeholders from around NC that can help us affect change in government policy and advocate with our legislators." What... Continue reading
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“My dream is that System of Care and the collaborative process will be what kids and families finally need (long-term) for a range of integrated care options to meet them where they are at. My hope is that System of Care will provide care how they need it, whatever their... Continue reading
Sharon Young presented at the North Carolina Recovery Conference November 14, 2014 in Clemmons NC a presentation entitled "The Power of Family Integration & Natural Supports: Creating & Educating Recovery Teams". The background and reason for developing such a program was born out of CooperRiis in their bi-annual family education... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Stories From The Road
Alcohol/Drug Council of NC Throughout its history, ADCNC has presented and promoted creative solutions to gaps in the continuum of services for addicts and their families. ADCNC also has provided leadership resulting in the passage of state legislation addressing the disease of addiction. Link: http://www.alcoholdrughelp.org/ NC Division of Mental Health,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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Who They Are Promise Resource Network is a collaborative of peers, providers, families and community members committed to enhancing mental health recovery through education and system transformation. Promise Resource Network (formerly Mecklenburg’s PROMISE) employs individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges, who advance the understanding of recovery and best... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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Blog Article "Wholesome Wave" from Mad in America posted September 4, 2014 Article written by two experts in the field of Nutrition and Mental Health: Bonnie Kaplan, Ph.D. and Julia Rucklidge, Ph.D. Bonnie Kaplan has published widely on the biological basis of developmental disorders and mental health – particularly, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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Check out North Carolina's Peer Linked-In Site for interesting discussion on relevant issues related to peer supports and the peer workforce. It is a social media public forum, for North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialists. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Stories From The Road
From UNC's Behavioral Health Resource Program they share their vision for peer support for NC. The Vision To develop a qualified Peer Support Specialist workforce that has the support, access, credibility, competency, respect and the valued role within the mental health and substance use disorder service delivery system to positively... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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NOV. 21, 2014 Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Central, 10 a.m. Mountain, 9 a.m. Pacific) November Free Webinar! Build Your Resume: Strategies for Getting, Keeping and Advancing Employment Join Steve Harrington, Director of the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS), as he explores—through an interactive session—ways to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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Link to Newsletter Article "Not so many years ago, my life was a shambles. It was hard for me to see into the future and see anything positive. As I began my studies of how people get well and stay well, it became clear to me that I needed to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Stories From The Road
NC's Map LME-MCO's Here--> Download North Carolina LME-MCO Map Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Web | Counties Served: Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, Wake Corporate Office 4600 Emperor Boulevard Durham, NC 27703 Phone: 919-651-8401 Fax: 919-651-8672 Chief Executive Officer: Rob Robinson Cumberland Office 711 Executive Place Fayetteville, NC 28305 Phone: 919-651-8401 Fax: 910-323-0096 24-hour... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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From MAD in America and the Open Paradigm Project we meet Daniel Mackler who is truly a motivator for change, growth and recovery. Therapist and folk artist Daniel Mackler discusses the major barriers to creating a more effective and compassionate psychiatric system, as well as the practice of Open Dialogue... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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I was having a chat with a friend recently and the question that emerged was: How do you know when you are ready to do peer support work?. This blog article is part of my exploration and answer to that question. There are four "drill-down" questions or four levels of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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A family partner is a peer support person to families with children with mental health, substance use or developmental challenges. The parent that supports the other parents share their own lived experiences both personally and those they have shared supporting their own children who have experienced those similar challenges. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Stories From The Road
This is Recovery to Practice's 4-Part Video Series in how to implement Peer Supporters into the workplace. Through education and training, the Recovery to Practice (RTP) program supports the expansion and integration of recovery-oriented care delivered by mental health providers. RTP fosters a better understanding of recovery, recovery-oriented practices, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Stories From The Road
Find The Toolkit Here--> Download Cultural Competency in Mental Health Toolkit This tool was created to help mental health, consumeroperated programs and self-help groups assess their own cultural competency. By using it, you’ll identify the ways in which your activities are already responsive to culturally diverse peers and areas where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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Ty Pennington and Guaranteed Rate came to Haywood County on September 26 2014 after the community won the first ever Give Back Challenge! The goal being to create a facility that will serve the homeless and get the lives of individuals back on track. A wonderful recovery message was shared... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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"Anyone who is working hard on improving their life inspires me. I strive to respect and honor every person I come in contact with, whenever possible, and it makes no difference to me if you are my supervisor, a politician, a keynote speaker or a person experiencing the pangs of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Stories From The Road
IPS Director Chris Hansen talks about the principles and tasks of Intentional Peer Support, and how they help create transformative relationships and social change. http://www.intentionalpeersupport.org Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Stories From The Road
People in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, their families, friends and allies will be coming together from across the Greater Triangle Area on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Moore Square in Raleigh, North Carolina to celebrate recovery as part of National Recovery Month. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Stories From The Road
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(Reposted from Sept. 1, 2014 "Mad In America" Article by Dr Larry Davidson) The first time I tried to write about peer support—that emerging form of “service delivery” in which one person in recovery from what is described in the field as a “serious mental illness” offers support to another... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Stories From The Road