The Community Support Program, or CSP, of Pennsylvania is an alliance of mental health consumers, family members, and professionals working together to aid adults with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders to live successfully in the community. The statewide coalition connects national CSPs with regional and local CSPs throughout the state.
Mental Health Advance Directives are an extension of advanced medical directives that covers symptoms of mental illness. They are legal documents that expresses the will of the individual if and/or when they become unable to make those decisions on their own because of their mental health or substance use conditions.
PA Coalition of drop-in centers and peer resource centers is a coalition of individuals who attend, work, or volunteer at Drop-In centers in Pennsylvania. The Vision of the coalition is to encourage and provide support to Drop-In centers and Peer Resource Centers. The purpose of the coalition is to promote communication and networking among centers across the state.
Forensic Peer Support is a person-centered, strength based support system offered to individuals with Mental health and/or co-occurring challenges become involved in the criminal justice system. Forensic Peer Support starts from initial contact with law enforcement all the way through re-entry into the community after release from incarceration.
KPRI addresses issues of access and inclusion in behavioral health services for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex) consumers. The initiative develops recommendations that will ensure quality care free from bias and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The Leadership in Recovery Program (LIR) is geared towards cultivating consumer leadership and expanding opportunities for leadership in local, regional, and state areas. Through educational training opportunities and peer support, the LIR program builds and strengthens effective consumer representation in Pennsylvania.
Scholarships, Awards, and Wellness Funds
The Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association created the Glenn Koons Community Peer Specialist Scholarship in order to honor Glenn's memory and commitment to providing guidance to others through their mental health recovery journeys.
IT’S ALL GOOD! These uplifting words exemplified Rita’s passion, fortitude and advocacy for uplifting all persons she came in contact with and the furthering of the mission of PMHCA. The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association has established a scholarship fund to help with the cost of health and wellness activities for members in her name.
The purpose of the Dennis Marion Impact Award is to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement in working for state or local government to highlight public awareness of the value of public service and its impact on the behavioral health and quality of life of individuals and communities.
The Lynn Keltz Scholarship has been established to assist people age 30 and under to access training and educational opportunities that will contribute to their mental health advocacy skills. This includes advocacy on public policy affecting mental health and wellness whether at local, state or federal policy levels.