SACPROS.ORG is preparing to launch a mental health magazine for the Greater Sacramento called “The Empowerment”, which will publish information on many topics relating to the mental health community. Articles of interest will include information on symptom management, alternative strategies, current approaches taught in the greater Sacramento area, health and wellness perspectives and many other topics.
According to SACPROS Network Director, Marilyn Washington “the magazine will create a new and positive image for people with mental health issues working towards their recovery and hopefully help eliminate some of the prevailing stereotypes about mental illness”. It will provide the ability for people with mental illnesses to express their opinions on all areas of their wellness and recovery, something they normally do not get to do in a public way. “SACPROS wants The Empowerment to be an uplifting voice in mental health community”, said Ms. Washington.
“The mental health community is larger than those who are already in the mental health system and who are highly challenged. It also includes a larger population of people who are currently in mainstream society, but who are struggling in their jobs or relationships, dealing with losses, or who are working through addiction issues. The mental health community might also include our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers who have never sought out support services”, said Terry Zick, Wellness Editor of The Empowerment. According to the statement published at press release distribution, the official launch is scheduled for June 2011.”We’re very excited,” she said,” about the launch of this magazine”.
The magazine will have an initial print run of 25,000 copies that will be distributed for FREE every quarter to schools, colleges, bus stops, coffee shops, local hospitals, mental health agencies, grocery stores, room and board homes, boarding care homes and police stations. In 6 to 9 months, SACPROS hopes to increase the copies to 54,000.
The Empowerment will also enable counselors, therapists, clinical Social workers, clinical Psychologists, mental health prevention specialists, educators, nurses, physicians & psychiatrists, hospitals and treatment centers and other behavioral healthcare professionals to promote their vital programs and services to the mental health community. The deadline for placing ads in mental health magazine for the Summer 2011 issue is May 15th, 2011.
www.sacpros.org Sacramento Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (SACPROS) is a leading Mental Health Resource Guide strengthening individuals, families and community with easily accessible information about available services in Greater Sacramento area.