September 15th was an unprecedented day of giving for Louisville. The success of Give Local Louisville shows that the spirit of philanthropy is strong within our community. Thanks to your excitement, energy and generosity we came together to provide over four million dollars for local charities, and over $7500 dollars for Bridgehaven! Give Local Louisville shows what can happen when we work together to be a Force for Good!
Bridgehaven is considered a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS, and your donations are tax deductible. If you would like more information about making a contribution, contact Dan Metcalf, our Development Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgehaven art therapists Henry Gilliam, LPAT, LPCC and Rachel Evans, ATR, LPCC recently participated in the TAYLRD Conference held in Lexington on September 26th and 27th, 2016. TAYLRD, which stands for Transition Age Youth Launching Realized Dreams, is a federally supported grant that was developed to positively impact the lives of 16-25 year olds who have, or are at risk of developing, behavioral health challenges by improving access to high-quality, culturally and developmentally appropriate supports and services. There were over 200 attendees at this year's first annual TAYLRD Conference, including youth participants from around the state. Bridgehaven teamed with the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities to create an "art space" during the conference, in which attendees were provided with art supplies and a space to express their ideas through artwork. ... See MoreSee Less
"People assume since I’m on medication, I must be able to fully control my bipolar disorder, but that’s not true. My medication helps me manage my illness, not control it — at least that’s how I feel. Despite regularly taking my medication, I feel out of control more often than not." ... See MoreSee Less
"Whether you have enjoyed positive friendships in your life or not, it is never too late to examine if and in what way your friendships, or your friendship, are lacking and could use attention. While it may seem glaringly obvious that we need trustworthy and reliable friends in order to thrive, here are six common types of friendships that can undermine your efforts to enjoy those friendly bonds and negatively impact your emotional well-being:" ... See MoreSee Less
“After I thought about it, I realized that the voice valued my safety, wanted me to be respected and better supported by others,” said Ms. White, 34, who, since that session in late 2014, has become a leader in a growing alliance of such groups, called the Hearing Voices Network, or HVN." ... See MoreSee Less
"The more stories of those who have been able to start the conversation, get help and achieve a feeling of self-worth, inclusion and purpose — instead of silence, isolation and shame — the more lives will be saved," Close said to USA TODAY in a statement. "No one is their illness. Humans are social animals. To be marginalized and made to feel shame and fear can be life-threatening. We need connection. Without it, we die." ... See MoreSee Less