A Hopeful Future for our Children
There are rural residential long-term treatment centres all around the world with proven results for young adults with serious mental illness. Why doesn’t Canada have one yet?
Eli’s Place Executive Director Ellis Katsof addresses the audience at From Mental Illness to Hopeful Future: innovations in Treatment on May 8, 2019 with the vision to launch Canada’s first rural residential long-term treatment centre for young adults with serious mental illness. Ellis shares an overview of how Eli’s Place will run and also why it is such a needed and necessary service at this point in Canada’s mental health care landscape.
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Proven abroad, our innovative therapeutic community care approach promotes recovery and resilience through the acquisition of life and work skills. Together, we can take the struggle of today and plant the seeds where recovery grows tomorrow. Celebrate the women in your life by planting the seeds of recovery!
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“This is one way to give hope to others where no hope was deemed possible before and also to save lives – the farm will house 40 residents and there will be two beds for respite care. We’ll have the regular modalities and in addition to that, we’ll have music and art therapy; and we’ll have an organic farm.” – David Cooper
“When Eli was ill and he was in hospital he heard about WOOFing – which is Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms – and although it wasn’t appropriate for him because there was no therapy involved, he did try it. He verbalized to us all the advantages of living out in nature – he would be well fed and active in his own care, he would live in community and he would have exercise and just being in nature, the benefit of that we know is so important. So we just went on this quest and found these treatment centres that actually not only offer all the advantages of being outdoors, but offer therapy as well. So there will be psychiatric involvement, there will be CBT and DBT perhaps – the modalities that are so necessary – plus the arts, yoga, physical exercise, mindfulness and music therapy.” – Deborah Cooper on State of Mind Podcast