The Dayton VA Medical Center in conjunction with The Castle is looking to form a recovery support group for Veterans living with mental illness. This group will focus on learning from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
This Veterans Recovery Support Group will be led by a Peer Support Specialist who understands the challenges faced by Veterans who live with mental illness and the journey in recovery. The aim of the group is to offer hope, embolden personal responsibility, support self-advocacy, afford support and education to each Veteran on the many pathways toward recovery.
Check out our latest release for news about how the Recovery Center is progressing. Read more here
Check out our support groups, sponsored by NAMI. We have KidShop for kids in grades 1-12 who have a sibling or parent with a mental health diagnosis, and Progression,an educational for teens 13-18 who have a mental health diagnosis. Both are FREE!
National Day of Prayer
The gathering of approximately 100 listened to the inspiring messages of Centerville’s mayor -the honorable Mark Kingseed and a well-respected regional advocate, Renee Kopache of the Hamilton County Board of Mental Health. Mayor Kingseed spoke of the responsibility of communities to embrace and celebrate the diversity of all citizens, especially those who need some support and live with mental illness; bringing their passions, skills and talents to their neighbors. Renee spoke of her own struggles to battle stigma and to be recognized as a person who lives with mental illness, not defined as a mentally ill person.