Around the House: mental illness

This story was originally published on The Mighty, a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. Editor's Note: Anna Jarashow Guimaraes is a social worker at Fountain House's College Re-Entry Program, which helps academically-engaged 18-...
By Raj Basabathini
Hello again, it’s been some weeks since I’ve returned from Sweden and playing catch up with life here at home. The rest of my time at the Clubhouse for the remaining two weeks was spent on the unit working with members and staff, completing various tasks and carrying out certain...
The number of charities Rich Daly, CEO of Broadridge Financial Solutions, supports is extraordinary –Juvenile Diabetes, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, MV Foundation’s Residential School for Girls in India and, more recently, SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game, which provides free...
By Ann Wilkinson
One year ago, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 was the end of my “before” and the beginning of my “after”, the day I lived.Ann at Fountain HouseI had not been feeling well all winter. I was extremely tired all the time. There were days that I was expected at work and just could...
Fountain House is thrilled to welcome our three new Executive Fellows – Bethany Vukusic, Francesco Baglioni, and Jenny Erdman! The three fellows come from clubhouses in Michigan, Italy, and Iowa, respectively. The Executive Fellowship prepares new clubhouse directors to succeed anywhere in...
The All Stars Project is an organization that aims to use the developmental power of performance, such as theater, to transform and engage youth from underprivileged communities in New York.Jeff Aron, Fountain House Director of External Affairs and Board member of the All Stars Project, introduced...
Upon receiving my Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2010, I did what any new graduate does in New York City: Began the long and arduous process of trying to find a job through the countless and hopeless postings on several websites. Each time I sent in my resume, I was sure that it was going into a...
More than 500 people— including Fountain House members, staff, and community members— spent Saturday morning in Riverside Park to raise awareness about the connection between mental and physical health. The second annual walk/run has a dual purpose of fighting stigma while promoting the...

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