Breaking the Silence 2022 with Actor Sean Astin

Sean Astin speaking on stage at the Holland Performing Arts Center for Breaking the Silence 2022.

Leading by Example Let’s have open conversations about mental health. For 26 years, that’s been the motivation behind Breaking the Silence, our annual event to promote mental health awareness and advocacy in our community. Breaking the Silence means talking openly and honestly about mental illness, and fostering a culture supportive of those who courageously ask…

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Our Journey to Rebuild, Recover, and Renew

Left to Right: Ben Pham, Dana Grisham, Ron Farr

The pandemic had a significant impact on Community Alliance’s programming, services, and how they connect to the people they serve. Two longtime Community Alliance team members—Denise Stuart, Director of Rehabilitation Services, and Dana Grisham, Director of Residential Rehabilitation and Day Rehabilitation—saw this firsthand.  “What all of us learned at the height of the pandemic is…

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Peer Support Specialists Embody the Journey of Recovery

Recovery belongs to all of us. That is the emphasis of National Recovery Month 2022, held this September by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” That belief is what drives Jon Thomsen, Kendra Jones-Devol, and David Arp, all Peer…

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Providing Health and Wellness Services with Intention

Old habits can be hard to break. Whether it is drinking more water and less soda, increasing your daily steps, or learning portion control, sometimes you need support to make a lasting change. Over time, these small changes can lead to having a much healthier lifestyle.  Community Alliance understands why this is important: Research shows…

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