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People USA is a peer-run mental health non-profit that creates, provides, and promotes its own, innovative crisis response and wellness services.

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Thought leadership and innovations from our team.

“Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness” by the Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story on Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley: “Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness”.

“If I can help them learn a lesson, or help them with resources that I didn’t have, or experiences that I didn’t have, that is just what I love to do.” – Lisa Ricci

“Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness” by the Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story on Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley: “Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness”.

“If I can help them learn a lesson, or help them with resources that I didn’t have, or experiences that I didn’t have, that is just what I love to do.” – Lisa Ricci

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“Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

Congratulations Kim Wing, LCSW our Chief Program Officer for being interviewed for “Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

“Resigning from my career was a sudden, unplanned life change. My middle son has disabilities, and I needed to focus on my family. Still, I knew I would have trouble adjusting, especially after giving up a long-term career that kept my mind busy 50 hours or more each week.”

“To make sure I didn’t lose my sense of self, I began experimenting with hobbies. And it helped tremendously. We need to be fulfilled in many aspects of life”

“Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

Congratulations Kim Wing, LCSW our Chief Program Officer for being interviewed for “Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

“Resigning from my career was a sudden, unplanned life change. My middle son has disabilities, and I needed to focus on my family. Still, I knew I would have trouble adjusting, especially after giving up a long-term career that kept my mind busy 50 hours or more each week.”

“To make sure I didn’t lose my sense of self, I began experimenting with hobbies. And it helped tremendously. We need to be fulfilled in many aspects of life”

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“Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose” by the Poughkeepsie Journal

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story for the Poughkeepsie Journal : “Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose”.

“I used to look at mental health struggles as a curse and think ‘why me,’ but now I’m working in the field and see it as a gift to help me connect with people,” Ricci said. “This is such an opportunity that I have been truly honored to get, and it’s something that has really put my life on a trajectory I didn’t know I was capable of.”

“Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose” by the Poughkeepsie Journal

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story for the Poughkeepsie Journal : “Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose”.

“I used to look at mental health struggles as a curse and think ‘why me,’ but now I’m working in the field and see it as a gift to help me connect with people,” Ricci said. “This is such an opportunity that I have been truly honored to get, and it’s something that has really put my life on a trajectory I didn’t know I was capable of.”

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“Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness” by the Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story on Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley: “Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness”.

“If I can help them learn a lesson, or help them with resources that I didn’t have, or experiences that I didn’t have, that is just what I love to do.” – Lisa Ricci

Learn More

“Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

Congratulations Kim Wing, LCSW our Chief Program Officer for being interviewed for “Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

“Resigning from my career was a sudden, unplanned life change. My middle son has disabilities, and I needed to focus on my family. Still, I knew I would have trouble adjusting, especially after giving up a long-term career that kept my mind busy 50 hours or more each week.”

“To make sure I didn’t lose my sense of self, I began experimenting with hobbies. And it helped tremendously. We need to be fulfilled in many aspects of life”

Learn More

“Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose” by the Poughkeepsie Journal

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story for the Poughkeepsie Journal : “Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose”.

“I used to look at mental health struggles as a curse and think ‘why me,’ but now I’m working in the field and see it as a gift to help me connect with people,” Ricci said. “This is such an opportunity that I have been truly honored to get, and it’s something that has really put my life on a trajectory I didn’t know I was capable of.”

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News

Thought leadership and innovations from our team.

“Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness” by the Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story on Spectrum News 1 Hudson Valley: “Hudson Valley woman shares inspiration for overcoming mental health illness”.

“If I can help them learn a lesson, or help them with resources that I didn’t have, or experiences that I didn’t have, that is just what I love to do.” – Lisa Ricci

Read more

“Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

Congratulations Kim Wing, LCSW our Chief Program Officer for being interviewed for “Hobbies as a Key to Fulfillment” by Next Avenue!

“Resigning from my career was a sudden, unplanned life change. My middle son has disabilities, and I needed to focus on my family. Still, I knew I would have trouble adjusting, especially after giving up a long-term career that kept my mind busy 50 hours or more each week.”

“To make sure I didn’t lose my sense of self, I began experimenting with hobbies. And it helped tremendously. We need to be fulfilled in many aspects of life”

Read more

“Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose” by the Poughkeepsie Journal

Congratulations Lisa Ricci, People USA’s Dutchess Embedded Peer Specialist on sharing her story for the Poughkeepsie Journal : “Treatment transforms patient’s mental health struggles into a life of purpose”.

“I used to look at mental health struggles as a curse and think ‘why me,’ but now I’m working in the field and see it as a gift to help me connect with people,” Ricci said. “This is such an opportunity that I have been truly honored to get, and it’s something that has really put my life on a trajectory I didn’t know I was capable of.”

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  • Happy World Day of Social Justice! 💙
World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice!

Our programs like our Crisis Stabilization Team work directly with law enforcement in the field and courts to seek alternatives to incarceration, provide immediate crisis response and transitional care services to those at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-address mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues. 

Participant testimonial "My experience with People USA has been outstanding and I will always remember how you and your team dutifully stood by me at every court appearance and communicated so effectively not only with my attorney but the judge. It went a long way in explaining that I needed mental health care rather than criminal punishment."

To learn more about our programs click the link in bio to visit our website!

#WorldDayOfSocialJustice #CrisisStabilizationTeam #SocialJustice #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
  • Happy Presidents Day! 🇺🇸 🫶 🇺🇸

*Our main offices will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day * 

#HappyPresidentsDay #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
  • #BlackHistoryMonth #FactFriday

"Regarding racial disparities in misdiagnosis, black men, for example, are overdiagnosed with schizophrenia (four times more likely than white men to be diagnosed), while underdiagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders. Additionally, concerns are compounded by the fact that for BIPOC, mental health care is often provided in prisons, which infers a multitude of issues.

BIPOC are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, as the system overlays race with criminality. Statistics show that over 50% of those incarcerated have mental health concerns. This suggests that rather than receiving treatment for mental illness, BIPOC end up incarcerated because of their symptoms. In jails and prisons, the standard of care for mental health treatment is generally low, and prison practices themselves are often traumatic."

People USA's Crisis Stabilization Team is a forensic mobile team that works directly with law enforcement in the field and courts seeking alternatives to incarceration, to provide immediate crisis response and/or transitional care services to people at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-addressed mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues. 

For more information, read the full article here: https://ct.counseling.org/2020/05/the-historical-roots-of-racial-disparities-in-the-mental-health-system/ 

#MentalHealthMatters #RacialDisparitiesinMentalHealth #CrisisStabilizationTeam  #BIPOC #Statistics #Incarceration #TransitionalCare #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
  • Join People USA for our Bingo Workshop an open-to-the-public community event! 💙 

Thursday, February 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM 
People USA’s Poughkeepsie Office
102 Fulton Avenue, Ste A, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Join us for an educational COVID-19 presentation from 2 PM to 3 PM!
Join us after for our Bingo Mixer event. This is a great opportunity to socialize and play for prizes! 

For more information check out the flyer for event details, RSVP instructions, and contact information!

#COVID19 #COVID #COVIDVaccination #BINGO #Mixers #DutchessCounty #Poughkeepsie #Telehealth #TelehealthGroups #NightsOut #Events #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
  • Happy Valentine's Day! 💙 

Don't forget to give some love to a special person, yourself!

(If you or someone you love is lonely this time of year and wants someone to talk to reach out to our warm lines open 24/7 and you can call or text 988)

#HappyValentinesDay #SelfLove #ChooseYou #SelfLoveTips #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
  • Join us in celebrating Acts of Kindness Week by sharing an act of kindness you have done today! 

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey 😊💙🫂 

#WorldKindnessDay #BeKind #KindnessMatters #SpreadKindness #ChooseKindness #Selfcare #Selflove #Mentalhealthawareness #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Mentalhealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Happy World Day of Social Justice! 💙
World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice!

Our programs like our Crisis Stabilization Team work directly with law enforcement in the field and courts to seek alternatives to incarceration, provide immediate crisis response and transitional care services to those at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-address mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues. 

Participant testimonial "My experience with People USA has been outstanding and I will always remember how you and your team dutifully stood by me at every court appearance and communicated so effectively not only with my attorney but the judge. It went a long way in explaining that I needed mental health care rather than criminal punishment."

To learn more about our programs click the link in bio to visit our website!

#WorldDayOfSocialJustice #CrisisStabilizationTeam #SocialJustice #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Happy World Day of Social Justice! 💙 World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice! Our programs like our Crisis Stabilization Team work directly with law enforcement in the field and courts to seek alternatives to incarceration, provide immediate crisis response and transitional care services to those at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-address mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues. Participant testimonial "My experience with People USA has been outstanding and I will always remember how you and your team dutifully stood by me at every court appearance and communicated so effectively not only with my attorney but the judge. It went a long way in explaining that I needed mental health care rather than criminal punishment." To learn more about our programs click the link in bio to visit our website! #WorldDayOfSocialJustice #CrisisStabilizationTeam #SocialJustice #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
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Happy Presidents Day! 🇺🇸 🫶 🇺🇸 *Our main offices will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day * #HappyPresidentsDay #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
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#BlackHistoryMonth #FactFriday

"Regarding racial disparities in misdiagnosis, black men, for example, are overdiagnosed with schizophrenia (four times more likely than white men to be diagnosed), while underdiagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders. Additionally, concerns are compounded by the fact that for BIPOC, mental health care is often provided in prisons, which infers a multitude of issues.

BIPOC are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, as the system overlays race with criminality. Statistics show that over 50% of those incarcerated have mental health concerns. This suggests that rather than receiving treatment for mental illness, BIPOC end up incarcerated because of their symptoms. In jails and prisons, the standard of care for mental health treatment is generally low, and prison practices themselves are often traumatic."

People USA's Crisis Stabilization Team is a forensic mobile team that works directly with law enforcement in the field and courts seeking alternatives to incarceration, to provide immediate crisis response and/or transitional care services to people at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-addressed mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues. 

For more information, read the full article here: https://ct.counseling.org/2020/05/the-historical-roots-of-racial-disparities-in-the-mental-health-system/ 

#MentalHealthMatters #RacialDisparitiesinMentalHealth #CrisisStabilizationTeam  #BIPOC #Statistics #Incarceration #TransitionalCare #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
#BlackHistoryMonth #FactFriday "Regarding racial disparities in misdiagnosis, black men, for example, are overdiagnosed with schizophrenia (four times more likely than white men to be diagnosed), while underdiagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders. Additionally, concerns are compounded by the fact that for BIPOC, mental health care is often provided in prisons, which infers a multitude of issues. BIPOC are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, as the system overlays race with criminality. Statistics show that over 50% of those incarcerated have mental health concerns. This suggests that rather than receiving treatment for mental illness, BIPOC end up incarcerated because of their symptoms. In jails and prisons, the standard of care for mental health treatment is generally low, and prison practices themselves are often traumatic." People USA's Crisis Stabilization Team is a forensic mobile team that works directly with law enforcement in the field and courts seeking alternatives to incarceration, to provide immediate crisis response and/or transitional care services to people at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-addressed mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues. For more information, read the full article here: https://ct.counseling.org/2020/05/the-historical-roots-of-racial-disparities-in-the-mental-health-system/ #MentalHealthMatters #RacialDisparitiesinMentalHealth #CrisisStabilizationTeam #BIPOC #Statistics #Incarceration #TransitionalCare #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
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Join People USA for our Bingo Workshop an open-to-the-public community event! 💙 

Thursday, February 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM 
People USA’s Poughkeepsie Office
102 Fulton Avenue, Ste A, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Join us for an educational COVID-19 presentation from 2 PM to 3 PM!
Join us after for our Bingo Mixer event. This is a great opportunity to socialize and play for prizes! 

For more information check out the flyer for event details, RSVP instructions, and contact information!

#COVID19 #COVID #COVIDVaccination #BINGO #Mixers #DutchessCounty #Poughkeepsie #Telehealth #TelehealthGroups #NightsOut #Events #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Join People USA for our Bingo Workshop an open-to-the-public community event! 💙 Thursday, February 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM People USA’s Poughkeepsie Office 102 Fulton Avenue, Ste A, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Join us for an educational COVID-19 presentation from 2 PM to 3 PM! Join us after for our Bingo Mixer event. This is a great opportunity to socialize and play for prizes! For more information check out the flyer for event details, RSVP instructions, and contact information! #COVID19 #COVID #COVIDVaccination #BINGO #Mixers #DutchessCounty #Poughkeepsie #Telehealth #TelehealthGroups #NightsOut #Events #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
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Happy Valentine's Day! 💙 

Don't forget to give some love to a special person, yourself!

(If you or someone you love is lonely this time of year and wants someone to talk to reach out to our warm lines open 24/7 and you can call or text 988)

#HappyValentinesDay #SelfLove #ChooseYou #SelfLoveTips #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Happy Valentine's Day! 💙 

Don't forget to give some love to a special person, yourself!

(If you or someone you love is lonely this time of year and wants someone to talk to reach out to our warm lines open 24/7 and you can call or text 988)

#HappyValentinesDay #SelfLove #ChooseYou #SelfLoveTips #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Happy Valentine's Day! 💙 

Don't forget to give some love to a special person, yourself!

(If you or someone you love is lonely this time of year and wants someone to talk to reach out to our warm lines open 24/7 and you can call or text 988)

#HappyValentinesDay #SelfLove #ChooseYou #SelfLoveTips #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Happy Valentine's Day! 💙 Don't forget to give some love to a special person, yourself! (If you or someone you love is lonely this time of year and wants someone to talk to reach out to our warm lines open 24/7 and you can call or text 988) #HappyValentinesDay #SelfLove #ChooseYou #SelfLoveTips #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Nonprofit #MentalHealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
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Join us in celebrating Acts of Kindness Week by sharing an act of kindness you have done today! 

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey 😊💙🫂 

#WorldKindnessDay #BeKind #KindnessMatters #SpreadKindness #ChooseKindness #Selfcare #Selflove #Mentalhealthawareness #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Mentalhealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
Join us in celebrating Acts of Kindness Week by sharing an act of kindness you have done today! “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey 😊💙🫂 #WorldKindnessDay #BeKind #KindnessMatters #SpreadKindness #ChooseKindness #Selfcare #Selflove #Mentalhealthawareness #PeopleUSA #PeopleUSANow #Mentalhealth #Advocacy #Peers #WellnessServices #Community #Support #Recovery #Sobriety #Prevention #Hope #RoadToMentalWellness #NewYork
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