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Welcome to the Copeland Center Summit: WRAP, Peer Support, and Community!
Wednesday, September 11 • 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Meaning from Madness: Supporting Others when We Experience Reality Differently

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Mental illness is often understood as a brain disorder. This understanding sometimes limits our responses to people and can make it difficult for us to connect on meaningful levels. However, there are other ways to approach mental illness. When we allow room for mystery in our work with madness, we open the door to new ways to form relationships and connections.  This workshop will explore the role metaphors and mystery can play in peer support. Topics covered will include: theories of communication and basic communication skills; person-first language; locating disorder outside of individuals; and understanding how metaphor can be a useful tool for relating to others who are experiencing altered realities.



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Nicole Darr

Nicole is currently the Program Manager for ICAN at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP). ICAN works to nurture recovery oriented services and supports for people in mental health recovery. ICAN works closely with the Institute for Recovery and Community... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2013 1:40pm - 3:20pm
Betsy Ross II

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