These videos feature real, honest, and inspirational
stories of mental heath recovery - all told by consumers or family members themselves.
Once per month, viewers learn how a different person has defied the odds and thrived in spite of mental health challenges.
They come from two series of videos: Faces of Hope and Resilience, and Stories of Recovery.
Producer: Rev. Barbara F. Meyers
To view a video, click on the name link below.
Yaffa Alter - Empowerment Director, found her voice through poetry.
Linford Gayle - Director of the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs in San Mateo
Connections: Recovery stories collected from South Carolina Department of Mental
Recovery Spotlight: Recovery stories from Choices In Recovery about schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
Recovery Stories: National Empowerment Center's collection of stories. NEC helps organizing and developing consumer-run organizations, and helping transform the mental health service system toward a more recovery-oriented and consumer-and family-driven approach.
Recovery Stories: A collection of stories of recovery without psychiatric medications from from BeyondMeds.com.
Speakout: A collection of stories from Freedom Center, a support and activism communiy run by and for people labeled with severe mental disorders.
Stories of Recovery: Collection of recovery stories from Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research on mental illness.
Faces of Hope and Resilience is a project of
The Life Reaching Across to Life Organization
3833 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536
A member organization of
The Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients
Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients Inquiries: (510) 652-5891
Reaching Across Inquiries: 510-745-9500
Faces of Hope and Resilience Inquiries: com_minister at mpuuc.org