Tag Archives: mental illness

Personal Experience As a Therapy Tool

My name is Teresa Baker and I have lived with a serious mental illness for as long as I can remember. I know everyone’s experience with mental illness is different, but one thing we do share is that we fight … Continue reading

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Creating Inclusivity

We at Aspire strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all marginalized populations while providing a full continuum of services, including behavioral healthcare, substance abuse treatment, HIV care coordination, employment services, and housing services. Specifically, the lesbian, gay, … Continue reading

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Peer Mentoring with Veterans

I started with Aspire Indiana in January of 2014 as the Peer Mentor for the SSVF (Supportive Services for Veterans and Families) program. I cover Madison, Hamilton, Boone, northern Marion, Wayne and Rush Counties. I have many responsibilities such as … Continue reading

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Ten Questions with Brenda Blake

Tell me a little about yourself – your background and your education. I’m from a family of eight children and lived most of my life in a small community. I received a BSW in 1984 from a small private all-women’s … Continue reading

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Ten Questions with Kate Richards

Tell me a little about yourself – your background and your education. I am originally from Ohio and came to Indiana to attend Anderson University where I earned a BA in Sociology in 2009. Shortly, after graduating from AU I … Continue reading

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

UNDERLYING ISSUES WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PATTERN OCCURRING: Mistaken beliefs about role of parenting—the parent may not buy into the belief that a fundamental role of parenting is to teach subordination to authority. Mistaken belief that limit-setting for the … Continue reading

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Work Incentives for 2015- What you need to know!  

Did you know that it is possible to return to work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits? There are federal work incentives available to both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients that allow you to … Continue reading

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