Happy Healthy Life

Happy Healthy

Happy Healthy Life helps those living with both a mild to moderate intellectual disability and a mental illness, usually severe depression, schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder.

We help people become more self-aware and learn skills and strategies for living a healthier life.

Services

  • Adapted from an Evidence Based Practice, Illness Management and Recovery, to meet the needs of people with co-occurring diagnoses.
  • We provide a structured curriculum for a small classroom setting of about 4 or 5 participants.
  • Individualized plans are created for each participant.
  • Classroom learning is reinforced with homework assignments, allowing participants to practice new skills in a real life environment.
  • Involvement of families and care givers is important for the participants’ success.  Families and care givers are encouraged to attend class and provide support  with homework.
  • Results experienced include:
    • Reduced hospitalization
    • Reduced crisis episodes
    • Increased engagement in a meaningful activity
    • Improved happiness including attaining established goals and increased social interaction.
    • More engaged in life in general
  • Program includes the following modules:
    • Leading a happy healthy life
    • Understanding mental illness
    • Managing the symptoms of mental illness
    • Building relationships
    • Using medication
    • Drugs and alcohol
    • Reducing relapses
    • Coping with stress
    • Coping with symptoms
    • Speaking up for ourselves

Eligibility

Adults and young adults with a co-occurring diagnosis of an intellectual disability and a mental illness, namely severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Cost

No cost for those who qualify for JEVS Recovery Services funding.

Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm

Contact

TEL:  267.350.8600 
EMAIL: happyhealthylife@jevs.org

If your organizaton would like to offer Happy Healthy Life to your program participants, please contact us at 267.350.8600.

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