Friday, February 22, 2008

Pathways to Recovery group now forming in TC

The Traverse City office is proud to announce the formation of a recovery group based on the workbook, “Pathways to Recovery,” by Priscilla Ridgway.

Pathways is a strengths-based recovery program, helping its participants identify their personal strengths and building upon them. The group is open to peers only (those living with a mental illness) with a Certified Peer Support Specialist as the facilitator.

The material covered in this 6-month exploration will touch upon virtually every aspect of life as it relates to a person’s recovery. Participants are encouraged to share their stories of recovery in the meetings, allowing the group as a whole to create a shared recovery experience.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Northern Lakes CMH, 105 Hall Street, Traverse City.

A phone call or visit with a Peer Support Specialist is required prior to attending. If interested in attending, or for more information, contact Leonard Burdek, Certified Peer Support Specialist, at 231-935-3688 or

If you receive any services at Northern Lakes, and you decide you like the Pathways group, we will just need to add it to your Person Centered Plan. (It’s easy!) People in the community who are interested in coming, but do not receive services at Northern Lakes, are welcome too!

Pathways to Recovery classes are also happening in Cadillac, Houghton Lake, and Grayling. See our Consumer Events Calendar or Community Events Calendar for more information, if you are interested in participating in any of these these communities.

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