What Are Our Goals

The kinds of goals our CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS are pursuing:

  • Taking care of yourself: Eating well; looking your best; taking medication properly; getting enough rest and exercise
  • Networking: Getting out in the community; making and keeping friends; joining groups, teams and clubs that interest you.
  • Growing your independence: Taking care of your living space; getting around; handling money, filing for benefits.
  • Celebrating YOU: Learning about and celebrating your cultural heritage
  • Peace and harmony: Learning how to handle conflicts and how to express anger in the best way; getting along with the people in charge
  • Using your words: Ask for what you want in a positive way—and say NO when you must. Stay safe and handle bullies
  • Clock is running: manage our time so you take care of all your school work and chores but still have time to do fun stuff. Fight boredom.
  • Name and tame what’s bugging you: Learn about how emotional disturbance is getting in your way, and what you can do to help yourself get through it. Catch on to your warning signs and figure out how to get extra help.
  • We have your back: Plan what you would do in a crisis, and how to reach out.

The kinds of goals our ADULTS are pursuing:

  • Reaching out: Get out into the community to find friends and activities. Strengthen bonds with people who support your recovery from mental illness. Join the groups and organizations you’d like to join.
  • Love yourself: Learn how to really care for yourself. Look your best; take care of your body. Take care of your physical health. Learn how to plan for, shop and cook good meals. Get the most out of psychiatric medication.
  • Moving on up: Hang on to your housing. Manage your money. Learn how to get around the community. Review and file for benefits and entitlements. Consider working, going basck to school or volunteering.
  • Coping: Get the skills you need to handle the challenges life hands you: social skills; independent living skills; managing time and money; handling your emotions; setting boundaries
  • Stigma Busters: Find out for yourself that people with mental illness are just people. Get rid of any feelings of shame and embarrassment. Learn how to talk to others
  • Name it and tame it: Understand your mental illness and how to handle your symptoms. Learn how to get through the tough times. Identify your personal warning signs. Stay out of the hospital. Learn what to do so mental illness doesn’t get in your way.
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