Pathways Vermont — Soteria House
Alternatives to Psych Hospitalization
Navigating Extreme States with Peer Support
Former residents and staff speak about:
- History and mission of Pathways Vermont and Soteria
- Philosophy and Values
- Collaboration~~Philosophy in practice
Jason Young~~Soteria Services Team Lead.
Jason has worked in therapeutic communities for 10 years and has been a team lead at Soteria Vermont since it opened in 2015. Jason is committed to finding creative ways to foster transformation within ourselves and within our organizations.
Katie Bourque~~Acting Mental Health Services Manager, Soteria Services Manager.
Katie Bourque (she/her/hers) lives in Burlington. She has worked with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals for over a decade. Katie has experience in numerous residential settings, including Soteria Vermont. Katie has recently focused on supporting people experiencing first episode psychosis/extreme states/non-consensus reality to re-frame crisis as opportunity. Katie identifies with an array of lived experiences, including: psychiatric labels, coming off psych medications, trauma, substance use, parental incarceration, and loved ones attempting or dying by suicide. Katie is a proponent of cognitive liberty, harm reduction, and the peer support movement.
Cam was a resident at Soteria House in 2017. He is now actively utilizing intentional peer support to aid in the recovery of one individual at a time.
Eryn Sheehan~~Peer Resident Staff and Former Resident of Soteria.
Eryn has experienced extreme states since childhood and made it into her 20’s before spiraling into a catatonic state. She is committed to being here in this place we share bridging her world and consensus reality.
There will NOT be an in-person meeting this month.
We are truly sorry.
Please take care of yourself and each other.
Sunday, April 18, 10a.m.-12p.m.
Rethinking Psychiatry will livestream this event and will post the recording on Rethinking Psychiatry’s YouTube channel and FB after.
NOTE ON CONFIDENTIALITY FOR THE EVENT:
- Participants’ names will be viewable to one another for the live event. If you do not want your name seen, sign up with a pen name (ex. Happy Camper, or Lucky Dog) or “rename” yourself (click on the participant list once in the event).
- Participants will enter the event with their videos turned off, and have the choice to keep them off to remain anonymous to one another for the live event, OR turn them on and be seen by one another.
- NO PARTICIPANTS will be seen on the recording that we will post either way.
- Participants can submit questions by chat if they don’t want to be heard on the recording OR “raise their hand” and we will unmute them to ask a question.
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