The last two days have been jam packed with site visits. We have meet many interesting people who are doing some really great thing in the city of Obihiro. Everyone is excited to share information about their programs. This morning was particularly interesting. We met with a newly formed Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. We talked about the importance of fidelity, evidenced practices and recovery. One of the ACT team staff was very focused on employment and had great information to share. He will be visiting Madison in July and will be coming to Chrysalis at that time. Below are some photos from the last two days.
We made it to Obihiro! Since arriving this afternoon it has been a whirl wind of events. We have visited a group home, referral center, agricultural employment site, I gave a presentation on IPS, visited a cookie production employment site, and was interviewed by the local paper. Below are a series of photos from Day 1.
In just a few short days I will be leaving Madison and be traveling to Obihiro Japan to visit with different mental health treatment providers. Our trip guide, Jo Oyama Miller, just sent out a tentative schedule for our visit. We also have a final list of who will be making this trip.
Ed Erwin – Peer Specialist, Karen Milstein – Peer Specialist at Blacksmith House CSP, Michael Bahl – Blacksmith House CSP Case Manger, Jessica Ecker – Journey Mental Health Center
5/5– Madison delegation arrives in Obihiro. Visit OE Hospital and part of their new ACT team.
5/6 – OE Hospital site visit at their Clinic with Kazu. Welcome party, meet and great with other people from previous trips to Madison.
5/7 – Chrysalis Executive Director, Dani, arrives in Obihiro. Presentation on Individual Supported Employment services to Mr. Sanuki and Mr. Hiwatari.
5/8 – Visit Mr. Hiwatari and his hospital.
5/9– Spend the day with the new ACT team at the new clinic with Kazu. Visit many different work programs and work sites.
5/10 – OE hospital staff will take group to Miyajima Farms.
5/12- Tokyo, meeting with the National Health Institution at both the outpatient clinic as well as with Dr. Ito.
But first, Moving for Mental Health this Sunday!
A delegation of Madison mental health providers will be traveling to Obihiro, Japan, May 5 – May 15, to learn about different mental health practices and other cultural topics. We will be visiting inpatient hospitals, outpatient settings, employment programs and collective communities. I am very excited to be representing Chrysalis as part of this delegation and look forward to sharing more about our travels from Japan!
Here is a map of Japan. I marked Obihiro in red.
Registration is now open for Chrysalis’ 3rd Annual
Moving for Mental Health 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk!
Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:30 a.m. Registration, 11:00 a.m. Race Start
Chrysalis, 1342 Dewey Ct.
Recognizing the Importance of Work and Physical Health on Mental Health
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