The Behavioral Healthcare System’s Response to Families: A Legacy of Unfulfilled Promises
Family members of those with serious behavioral health conditions often encounter innumerable obstacles in the pursuit of effective treatment and other essential services for their loved ones. Navigating a byzantine network of resources, many of which entail restrictive eligibility criteria and extensive waitlists, is exceptionally challenging for even the most resilient and steadfast among us. Individuals commonly assume this responsibility while coping with the emotional distress that follows the revelation a son, daughter, sibling, parent,
On a Life Well-Lived…
The Search for Change community is deeply saddened by the passing of Patricia Reilly, a former member of our Board of Directors and enduring champion of many noble causes.
Recognizing the Root Cause of What Ails Us
A Real and Present Danger in the Fight Against Stigma
By many measures we have achieved considerable progress in combatting stigma and its insidious effects. Persons who experience behavioral health challenges are now more inclined to pursue treatment without incurring the reputational risks they might have borne in prior years. We regularly encourage those in need of treatment to seek it, and we laud public figures who disclose their struggles with mental health or substance use issues. Public service announcements concerning the
Search for Change Annual Report 2021
The Search for Change community has come to epitomize these qualities as it navigates an enduring pandemic. The Coronavirus has presented challenges unlike any we have experienced and repeatedly tested our resolve, but it has not defined us.
We remain defined by our abiding commitment to service. Our mission – to support others in their recovery and its hallmarks of health and happiness – transcends the exigencies of the moment.
A Case for the Discerning Application of Treatment Models: Proceed with Caution
In recent decades we have witnessed a proliferation of models for the treatment of behavioral health conditions, many of which enjoy robust evidence bases that support their application in accordance with overarching principles and intended outcomes. In many respects, we inhabit a “Golden Age” of behavioral healthcare that promises new pathways to recovery for individuals experiencing emotional distress and a broad array of psychosocial challenges. This differentiates the present from preceding eras characterized by a