What’s New at Brooke Glen
Please check back periodically for community education events, job fairs and more at our Fort Washington, Pennsylvania campus. See below for more details on our recurring series and events, information sessions, and mental health trainings.
Recurring Events & Programs
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital to host “Beneath the Vest: First Responder Mental Health” Film Screening during Mental Health Awareness Month in May.
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital in conjunction with OC87 Recovery Diaries, NAMI of Bucks County and Montgomery Counties, the Montgomery County Public Safety Department and Delaware Valley College, will host a film screening of “Beneath the Vest: First Responder Mental Health”. This screening is set to be one of the most important and impactful events of 2020. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, tragically, more first responders died by suicide than died in murders or on-duty accidents.
Beneath the Vest is a series of short films by OC87 Recovery Diaries featuring eight stirring stories of real first responders who have struggled with mental health challenges and came out on the other side. These brave men and women demonstrate that seeking help is a strength and not a weakness, and that hope and recovery are possible.
The films will be shown at the Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA on May 11, 202 and at the Montgomery County Safety Training Center, Conshohocken, PA on May 18, 2020. Both screenings are from 6:30-9:00 pm. Following the film, there will be an evening of open discussion about important topics including anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, repeated exposure to trauma, relationship issues and substance abuse problems endemic to first responder culture, which sometimes perpetuates a stigma against seeking help
Join us for a reception with light refreshments before the screening. Several organizations will be present with relevant information to share about resources and treatment available here in our region . In addition, several of the storytellers, along with mental health professionals will join together to answer your questions after the film.
Registration is required but admission is free. Register at www.namibuckspa.org or www.namimontcopa.org. For more information, please contact Ellyn Strauss, Director of Business Development, Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital at 267-210-1075.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Brooke Glen is pleased to offer QPR training for suicide prevention. For more information on starting this life-saving conversation, please visit https://www.qprinstitute.com/. To schedule a QPR training at your organization, contact Kim Gorski at 215-641-5425 / [email protected] OR Leslie Thomas at 215-696-7428 / [email protected].