Healthy minds for healthy lives


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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Director of National Drug Control Policy visits Anchor Recovery Community Center

Posted: Wed, July 27, 2016
Rhode Island’s response to the opioid epidemic took center stage on Monday, July 25, when the “Recovery Czar” visited Rhode Island.  Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy for the White House, stopped by The Providence Center’s Anchor Recovery Community Center in Pawtucket to learn more about the success...

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TPC School’s Rosetta Spino: Bridging the Gap in Technology Education

Posted: Fri, January 29, 2016
Technology: An Necessity in Special Education For students these days, technology is much more than just the video games they play after school.  Technology is ever-present in schools, and a huge number of jobs require some amount of technological knowledge. To keep up with the fast-paced digital world, The Providence...

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What Parents of Teens in Recovery Need to Know

Posted: Wed, January 20, 2016
Advice from experts at Anchor Learning Academy, Rhode Island's first recovery high school As a parent or guardian who is addressing addiction issues involving their teen, feeling overwhelmed is natural. But, says Anchor Learning Academy director Elizabeth Conley, finding the right supports for your family will help you. “Parents of...

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RI Education Commissioner Visits Anchor Learning Academy

Posted: Fri, December 18, 2015
RI Education Commissioner Dr. Ken Wagner met today with staff, students and parents from Anchor Learning Academy, RI's first recovery high school for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction operated by TPC. Anchor Learning Academy director Elizabeth Conley described what makes the school different: “Most public school environments...

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