BRIDGES stands for Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support. It is a peer-run self-help program of mental health recovery classes and support groups for mental health consumers. BRIDGES strengthens “a new and valued sense of self and purpose,” the prize earned for living well with mental health issues. Click here for a BRIDGES flyer.
How will BRIDGES meet my needs?
You could also qualify to be trained as a teacher and/or facilitator. In those roles you will be paid to teach classes and lead support groups.
What is one word to describe BRIDGES? Recovery! Click here for a short video on the power of BRIDGES.
There is no cost to consumers or the organizations that sponsor BRIDGES. Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri offers BRIDGES throughout the state.
If you want…
- more information about BRIDGES education classes or support groups in your area,
- more information about becoming a BRIDGES teacher or facilitator,
- or if you would like us to establish the BRIDGES program at your agency,
What recent participants say about their experience in a BRIDGES class...
"The thing I enjoyed most was being made aware of our rights."
"I'm learning the things I need to cope with PTSD and have a more productive life."
and in a BRIDGES support group...
"I wish more clients could or would tap into these discussions and classes...I'm proud to be a part of BRIDGES."
"I think this group is a lifesaver."
Use the links below to read blog articles from the BRIDGES program.