The first pilot study for Pathways to HOPE education program began on august 19, 2014. It is going well but we would do better with more people attending. I am learning more of what southern indiana needs in mental health care and what needs to be explained more, like what is a consumer of mental health services. We don't think that we are consumers as in shopping in a store or purchasing items in a store and therefore having a say in that role as a consumer. The group will learn more about their strengths and how to use these strengths to walk into their visions and dreams writing goals towards those dreams.
They will have a support system within the group and then afterwards as a follow-up support group.
Midtown Commons, formally Northside Christian Church, and a faith based ministry has opened their doors to have the Education groups and support groups within their building. What a blessing. This means a more relaxed atmosphere where food and sodas are allowed and we can sit at tables or at the couches to learn and share.
There is a peace when in Midtown Commons. People are given a hand up and not just a hand out. The same is to happen within the group. The will learn to walk into their mental health recovery journey.