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Join us as PMHCA hosts Rockin' Your Recovery for 2020's Festival. It will be a celebration of how all forms of art and music have helped people walk the road of recovery.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, October 5th
CPS  Virtual  Drop-in            
11:30 am

Event Week Kickoff!        
1:00 p.m.

PMHCA Executive Director Kathy Quick will start this weeklong recovery celebration that recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week by providing her personal recovery story. Kathy’s journey starts with childhood trauma and covers a lifetime of learning about her mental illness and the discovery of wellness tools that she uses every day. Joining her will be Tristan Schnoke from Youth MOVE PA, who is also her daughter. Tristan will also share her recover story, and the two will discuss how their journeys complemented and sometimes collided, and how we can effectively support and encourage each other as we travel our recovery roads. Kathy will also share how her winding path led her to PMHCA.

Kathy and Tristan’s recovery stories will lead into an exploration of PMHCA: Past, Present, Future. This lively discussion will include stories from founding members, past employees, and present employees who will all describe the impact PMHCA has had on their lives and the purpose the agency fulfills.

This kick-off event will go out with a bang by concluding with a Virtual Drum Circle! So grab your pots, pans and wooden spoons and get set to Rock Your Recovery!

Tuesday, October 6

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

This coffeehouse will be hosted by Zach King of Kingfish & Friends and Tyler Eppley, PMHCA. Kingfish & Friends is a homegrown brand cultivating connections by procuring and presenting artists that are dedicated to supporting, building and promoting our scene through community engagement and fellowship.

Our theme is Rockin’ Your Recovery. This session will give individuals the opportunity to be able to showcase their singing, dancing, poetry or other amazing talents. Please sign up beforehand, as there are only a limited amount of five minute blocks of time available on a first come, first serve basis. Email entries to tyler@pmhca.org.


Wednesday, October 7

Chair Yoga     
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Mental Health Advance Directive Training
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.       

What is a Mental Health Advanced Directive (MHAD)? It is a document that allows you to make choices about your mental health treatment in times of wellness for times that you are not in wellness. You are making choices and decisions about your treatment before the time you will need it. PA passed a new law effective January 29, 2005 that makes it possible for you to use a MHAD. We will explore what MHAD is and why it is important to have.

Thursday, October 8          

Adult Drop-In            
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Art & Recovery (Rock Painting)        
7:00 p.m.

Pick out a rock, your favorite paint colors, and brush then join Aaron and Zack to explore your artistic side while we relax, and we paint rocks. Brought to you by Youth M.O.V.E. PA

Friday, October 9

Podcast Episode        
10:00 a.m. 

The team here at Youth M.O.V.E. PA has started a podcast where we will be discussing mental health, substance abuse, other topics related to mental health and mental wellness. This podcast isn't about professionals telling you how to live your life. It's more based on our lived experience and how us and guests on the cast have handled our personal struggles.

Quarterly Membership Meeting     
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

PMHCA will conclude this weeklong celebration with a quarterly membership meeting where you, our members and allies can learn about what PMHCA has been doing, projects we are working on, and how you can get more involved! We will be showing off all of YOUR artwork in a virtual display, show the Community Canvas that we created all week long, and finally draw our raffle winners!


Other activities taking place during the week:

Keynote Speaker: Tracy Carney is a Senior Recovery/ Resiliency Specialist focusing on Peer Support and Member involvement at Community Care Behavioral Health. She has a strong background in recovery and wellness initiatives, providing peer support services and serving as director of Recovery Central Clubhouse at CMSU Behavioral Health for ten years. She was a Co-investigator with Dr. James Schuster and Dr. Charles Reynolds on a PCORI Grant “Optimizing Behavioral Health Homes by Focusing on Outcomes that Matter Most for Adults with Serious Mental Illness.   In addition to her certifications as a Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Peer Supervisor, and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Tracy has experience as a Trainer – in Wellness Coaching, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulcast. She has served on the Board of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association, the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition and works with an anti-stigma drama group called The Go M.A.D. Players to educate communities about mental health issues.

Lottery Tree and 50/50 Raffle: Throughout the week, PMHCA will be selling tickets to win a "Lottery Tree", worth $200, and also tickets for a 50/50 raffle to be drawn and winners announced on the last day of the event!

Community Canvas: Rockin’ Your Recovery has become completely virtual and we still want to be able to capture everyone’s attendance by making a Virtual Community Canvas! We will be doing so by taking screenshots during the events on Zoom and Facebook Live to make one large picture of all who attended throughout the week. Please feel free to show your face or draw/write up a cool sign that answers the question: What does art in recovery mean to you? Sponsored by Youth M.O.V.E. PA

Virtual Art Show: Submissions for art and videos of performances will be accepted and will also have a featured gallery on our web page. To participate, please send your art to pmhca@pmhca.org with your name, the name of your piece, and a brief description of the art and what inspired you.

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This coffeehouse will be hosted by Zach King of Kingfish & Friends and Tyler Eppley, PMHCA. Kingfish & Friends is a homegrown brand cultivating connections by procuring and presenting artists that are dedicated to supporting, building and promoting our scene through community engagement and fellowship.


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    PMHCA is a state-wide member organization dedicated to the support of all people who seek aid for recovery from a mental illness at any stage in their journey. PMHCA provides resources, referrals, and support to those receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness. 

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