Dear Colleagues and Families,

As the pandemic tsunami overwhelms the mental health of so many, we struggle to feel hopeful. The attached blog we were invited to write by Pete Earley hopefully inspires a path forward for some, with two key ideas:

Imagine a ‘Mental Health Recovery College’ in every state. These are not just residential treatment centers that focus on diagnoses; they focus as much on identifying and cultivating dreams.

Secondly, imagine the repeal of the federal IMD exclusion which prohibits Medicaid reimbursement for most mental health residential options. This repeal would make these centers more financially accessible.

See my guest post here:

Please send me responses and expressions of your ‘Rising Hopes’.

Virgil Stucker

Therapeutic Consultant


Visit our website to learn about our book, “A Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery”