This Wednesday, March 30, may be an ordinary day for you, but for many it’s a time to speak publicly about something they never thought they would: bipolar disorder. March 30 is commemorated each year as World Bipolar Day, designated for the birthday of artist Vincent Van Gogh, who has been posthumously diagnosed as suffering from […]
We’re Opening Doors and Transforming Lives
Dear Friends, Family and Supporters We are embarking on our 40th year at Green Door, and it’s an exciting time! Over the decades, Green Door has had a strong presence within DC’s behavioral health community. Over the course of these many wonderful years, the services we offer have evolved to ensure that we are responsive to […]
On This #GivingTuesday Meet Tara. This is her story.
This is Tara’s story… You may have passed Tara on the street and not thought anything about it. She’s 64, tanned, and well-spoken. Her father was in the aeronautics business in the States but she grew up in France and Greece, and still speaks French. Here’s what you can’t see: Tara has bipolar disorder and […]
Now more than ever…
We say THANK YOU! For believing in what we do. For spreading the word. For your advocacy. For your capacity to share your hard earned money to support our clients. This year marks 40 years of Green Door’s growth and evolution in serving 1800 DC residents on a daily basis. To honor our 40th Anniversary […]
Tackling Chronic Homelessness…
See what we have to say about the housing first model in this original Now What. Treating the symptoms instead of the causes isn’t getting us anywhere, so now what? The housing first model is a step forward. “What housing first has really shown is that given the opportunity, the vast, vast majority of folks […]
Together We Can Change How We Think About Mental Health & Wellness
In case you missed this great call to action from First Lady, Michelle Obama, we thought you’d like to hear her call to action in the Campaign to Change Direction, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness around mental health in America. Green Door Behavioral Health is a proud partner of this initiative.
The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015
On August 4, 2015 Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015, comprehensive legislation to reform the U.S. mental health care system. The legislation reauthorizes a number of programs within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), establishes workforce training and education programs for behavioral […]
Why the homeless man who graduated from Harvard is still on the streets
Terrance McCoy’s article on Alfred Postell was so compelling he wrote a follow-up article on July 16th. This follow up continues to illustrate the non-discriminatory nature of mental illness and the challenges that those trying to help them face. “…We ask ourselves how they can live like that. … But many also were full of hopes, […]