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PERSEVERANCE…FORTITUDE…FORBEARANCE…

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.

Nearly two years have passed since our lives were

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 potential benefits of behavioral healthcare

Ashley Brody, MPA, CPRP, is Chief Executive Officer at Search for Change, Inc

Our behavioral healthcare system has navigated innumerable challenges in pursuit of its overarching aim to alleviate human suffering. Ostensible improvements in treatment protocols and related technologies, sociocultural developments (specifically those that promote a greater understanding and acceptance of individuals afflicted with mental health and substance use conditions), and a movement toward “whole person” (i.e., integrated) care are merely a few of the advances

On a Life Well-Lived…

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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.

Patricia (Pat) was not merely an advocate for SFC and its mission – she embodied the spirit and ethos of public service, as evidenced by her lifelong

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, or spouse has received a