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Jessica Putnam Receives 2021 Ivan G. Hileman Award

As the program coordinator for Bell’s Community Hospital Integration Project Program (CHIPP) Assisted Living program, Jessica Putnam oversees three community living homes that each provide 24/7 care for three mental health service users. Jessica’s supervisor, Kris Stroup, nominated Jessica for the Ivan G. Hileman award because, she says, Jessica’s leadership skills became even more evident […]

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The Courage to Change

“You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.” Unknown Monday’s Mental Health Moment is focused on one woman’s motivation, dedication, and courage to change. Cheyanne Skelton, a Health Choices Caseworker in Bell’s Supported Housing program, said, “I grew up being labeled with a mental health diagnosis, and therefore it pushed […]

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Worthy of Love and Belonging

Research professor Brene’ Brown, PhD, LMSW, has spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, and shares the stories of her interviews and data collection through lectures, books, and podcasts. Brown inspires us to accept that we’re all messy, loveable beings and encourages extending compassion to one another, and to ourselves.  She says, “You’re […]

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