MHASPMental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Their health, safety, and wellbeing will be greatly affected if the budget is not passed in the immediate future," said Michael Brody, MHASP President and CEO.
At the same time, we are grateful that Michael Brody has agreed to rejoin MHASP as the new CEO.
Brody brings to MHASP more than 30 years of experience in the mental health arena.
Before joining MHASP in 2009, he was Recovery Services Administrator at Recovery Innovations of Pennsylvania.
The Bell of Hope Award, MHASP's highest honor, is presented annually by MHASP to an individual or individuals, organization, foundation or corporation whose significant and far-reaching contributions have benefited people who lived experience of mental health conditions.
The majority of MHASP staff members are in recovery from serious mental health conditions, including some staffers who have been homeless.
Peer support staff are working to build trust and relationships with people entering the Hub, and ensuring they are getting connected," said MHASP outreach advocate Johnathan Evans, himself formerly homeless, who supervises the recovery coaches.
MHASP will also offer psychiatric services one evening a week.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, which opposes such statutes, cites a Rand Corporation review of eight states with involuntary outpatient commitment laws, which found significant problems in all eight, an MHASP spokesperson noted.