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The Power of Peers – TPC Expands Mental Health Peer Support

Posted: Wed, August 01, 2018
For people receiving treatment for mental illness, sometimes it is best to hear about the process of getting better from someone who has been there before. Peer specialists are people that who use their own experience with mental health and addiction to help others. In the addiction field, peers, sometimes called sponsors,...

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The Providence Center Announces Teen Recovery Center Opening

Posted: Fri, June 22, 2018
On Thursday, June 21, The Providence Center (TPC) and Anchor Recovery announced the opening of the Jim Gillen Teen Center, Rhode Island’s first facility designed for teens in recovery from addiction. The Center will be staffed by people in long-term recovery and offer teens age-appropriate supports including meetings, one-on-one recovery coaching, and...

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TPC Poetry Group: Healing Through the Written Word

Posted: Tue, May 08, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro “Here’s a good one - write about one of your phobias.” It’s the beginning of TPC’s weekly poetry group, and clinician Erika Berrio is listing off possible topics for the group poem, in which participants write a few lines each on the topic and pass it along...

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Six Myths and Realities Surrounding Mental Illness

Posted: Wed, March 21, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro Awareness of mental health issues is increasing, but damaging stigmas persist in today’s society. Here, we examine some of the more commonly-held myths, and the truths behind them. Myth: Suffering from mental illness is uncommon Mental illness is probably more common than you think. According to the...

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Recovery Navigation Program: A Community Success Story

Posted: Wed, January 31, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro The Providence Center’s Recovery Navigation Program (RNP) provides a space where people who misuse alcohol can stabilize and get connected with treatment resources. Now open for just over a year, the program is seeing successes in its mission to lend a helping hand to this complex and...

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