Entries by Dani Rischall

Chrysalis Pops Leads the Way by Ron Roberts

Hi. I am Ron Roberts and I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a podcast, Lead the Way with Anna Gouker, on behalf of Chrysalis Pops. Anna Gouker’s podcast aims to find effective ways of creating change and inclusion in our communities. Pops was a good fit for one of her podcasts because Chrysalis […]

Integrity by Linda Hansen and Alysha Clark

Integrity means being honest, being true to yourself, and comes with compassion. Chrysalis Vocational Peer Specialist, Matthew Strickland, shares what integrity means to him. “Integrity means listening to your inner voice and aligning your actions and intentions. People can show integrity by sharing what they feel is valuable to them. I try to relate to […]

Chrysalis chosen to Participate in National Study Looking at the Effects of Employment on Disability and Wellness by Jenny King

Chrysalis is among 30 agencies across the country selected to be part of the federal Supported Employment Demonstration.  The Supported Employment Demonstration is a 6-year study funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The study, conducted by Westat, looks at how employment services, provided along with integrated behavioral health and social services, can help people experiencing […]

Moving for Mental Health 2019

What a beautiful day! This year we had gorgeous weather for Moving for Mental Health. With the great weather came a great crowd. Nearly 300 people joined us for what was our biggest crowd yet! Together we raised over $15,000 to support the Chrysalis mission to promote mental health recovery in our community by supporting […]

Recovering from Alcohol by Linda Hansen

Hi. My name is Linda Hansen and I am sharing a piece I wrote about my recovery from alcohol. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. I know many people struggle with alcohol addiction. No one knows how difficult it is to have this problem more than the person experiencing it. I had tried quite a few […]

2018 – Supported Employment Year in Review

If you ask anyone on the IPS team to define success for this program, you’d probably get a lot of different kinds of answers. Is it the number of clients who found jobs? Is it hearing a story of a client who’s mental health was improved after starting work? What about a client who overcame […]

Chrysalis 2018 Success Celebration

Chrysalis had their 4th annual Success Celebration on November 30th, 2018. This year’s celebration was held at a new location, the Goodman Community Center. With the new looks, came new ideas. Each table had a flower vase centerpiece from the For the One Who Finds Me campaign. This campaign revolves around putting flowers throughout the […]

Last Days in Japan: Tokyo

Our time in Japan is coming to an end. We are here in Tokyo to enjoy the sites and have one last meeting. We had the great privilege to talk with Dr. Ito and his staff at the National Institute of Mental Health of Japan and his staff about the benefits of incorporating peer specialists within mental […]

Day 4 & 5: Obihiro

Our last days in Obihiro were spent visiting Miyajima Farms, a cooperative community just under an hour outside of Obihiro. The farm was started by a Nozomu Miyajima who got his dairy science degree in Madison and worked in a farm just outside of the city. His farm has award winning cheeses (that we luckily got to sample)! The […]