Bridgehaven provides hope and recovery through innovative, comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults living with mental illness.
Welcome To Bridgehaven!
Bridgehaven is Hiring!
Full time position available. Requires LCSW, APRN or Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Minimum of three years’ experience with SMI population, prefer experience with dually diagnosed SMI and substance abuse.
Position Summary: Directs and coordinates psychiatric rehabilitation (psych rehab) and recovery services provided to an assigned caseload of members, documents service planning and evaluates service effectiveness in member goal attainment. Provides individual and group therapy. Collaborates with all internal and external service providers In all job functions, promotes responsiveness to strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of the member and advocates for members when applicable.
Resumes may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
We are humbled by the outpouring of support from our community!
Our 15th Bridge Builder Breakfast was an inspiring morning filled with stories of recovery and hope! Thank you to all of our supporters, both new and returning. We cannot succeed without your help!
Bridgehaven/Solutions Bridge to Light Awards
June 8, 2018
11:30am – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets will be available on February 1, 2018
All Nominations Must Be Submitted No Later Than 5 pm on Monday, November 20
The Season May Not Be All It's Cracked Up To Be...
Some time ago, WebMD posted a comprehensive story about the effects of the holidays on people with Bipolar Disorder. Those of us who have it know we do best when we’re getting up, eating, exercising, and going to bed on a similar schedule each day. It’s also critical we take our psychiatric medications as prescribed!
That’s why the holidays are fraught with dangerous change – through travel, too much partying, staying up too late, eating poorly, and missing meds or skipping workouts (until January 1st, that is!).
Believing the hype that we can all be carefree, shop without limits, eat waaaay too much sugar and drink to excess can lead to dreadful consequences.
It’s also a fact that not all of us have the Norman Rockwell portrait of the “American Family,” and to believe otherwise can lead to heartbreak and feelings of isolation. We can call on friends, help the homeless receive services, and reach out to a church or social agency for support. Make new memories instead of reliving the past, and use extreme self-care to stave off the symptoms that can turn things around very quickly, and not in a good way.
Careful planning, staying on schedule, and keeping our expectations at a reasonable level can make all the difference in how we feel. It is always a good idea to let those closest to us know what to watch out for in our behavior, and what steps to take if we need help (see “Advance Directive” video under Peer Training on this site).
If we can keep mania, depression, anxiety and all the other manifestations of Bipolar in check, the holidays can be filled with much more peace and joy for our families and for us!