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You're Not Alone

Letter from the Board Chair


From the beginning of 2019 through this year, we have seen unprecedented changes and challenges around the world, in our country, and, of course, in our own homes. The Covid-19 pandemic and other issues have brought us to a place none of us could have imagined, and the uncertainty of the future weighs heavily on all of us.  


If you are like me, you've experienced anxiety, worry, and depression. I've tried to make sense of it all, and I can’t.  However, without ignoring our problems, I have chosen to focus on our positive attributes. I have been reminded by friends that we must take care of ourselves and each other especially in these unusual times.  We can and will get through all this together!


We at Mental Health Peer Services of Greater Fort Worth believe that everyone  is of intrinsic and irreplaceable value. We are here to serve the mental health needs of YOU and all people in Tarrant County who reach out to us for help.


Mary Lou Barron

marylou.mhps@yahoo.com

Welcome.... Thank you for visiting our website.


As you know, we are all facing difficult challenges as we have had to adapt to the COVID-19 virus. We must limit close contact for your safety and follow CDC guidelines.  Please follow those guidelines for yourself and your loved ones, and keep informed as this is an evolving situation. 


We have both face-to-face and Zoom groups available.



In order to access our groups, please click on the INFO/CONTACT tag and fill out the INFO SHEET. 

Make sure you list your Email address so that our leaders may invite you to the group.  Once you indicate which group you want to attend, list your email and complete the Info Sheet; it is then forwarded to our secure site.  You will be contacted by our Staff and invited to attend the most convenient support group. 


Please be aware: Your email information will be held in confidence.


We are available to you by phone, text or email. You can reach us @ (817) 500-8660 for a Phone Call or Text Message.

You can also reach us at our email address: mhpsogfw@gmail.com.

My client was starting over in the community, thanks MHPS for buying her a new bed.”  Case Manager  2020

 

About Us

Mary Lou is a great group leader.”  K.  2019

Mary Lou Barron

Board Chair



 


Susan Bragg. M.A.

Interim Executive Director 


Thank you for stepping up to keep groups going when we needed it.”  B.  2019

 


“My electricity was turned off and they helped me get my electricity turned on.”  L.  2020






Services provided include:


  • Weekly Peer Support Groups
  • Peer Mentoring and Wellness Plans
  • Outreach: Face to Face, by Telephone, Social Media, Zoom and Teleconferencing, and Wellness checks
  • Assistance to peers seeking and obtaining employment
  • Assistance to peers for basic needs such as housing, household items, food, clothing, gas, transportation
  • Training for Peers to become Certified Peer Specialists
  • Community Outreach and Engagement to promote our services to all persons in the Greater Fort Worth area.

 


Benefits of Peer Services:


PERSONALIZED PEER SUPPORT

Mental Health Peer Services offers anyone seeking help to easily find and connect with helpful peer
support groups, individual peers, or peer mentors via our secure mobile or web video chat platform.
BETTER OUTCOMES. LOWER COSTS
Studies have shown that peer support can deliver a reduction in hospital readmissions and visits
to the ER and reduce severity of conditions such as depression which can lead to significant
improvements in the quality of life.
STIGMA-FREE
Our trusted platform enables peers to connect anonymously and securely. Get and give help in
a low-stress, accepting and understanding environment.
QUALITY PEER SUPPORT
Our screening tools, evidence-based peer programs, and facilitator quality ratings ensure that
peer support facilitators and participants provide the highest level of peer support quality.


 

“They were there for me when I needed help.”   R.  2019

Our Services

are provided free of charge

Just as you are unique...We are a unique Organization.


What makes MHPS of Greater Fort Worth so unique?  We are:

  • Created by persons living with depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mood disorders...a Peer.
  • Created for persons who are living with depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mood disorders...a Peer.
  • Created as a Consumer Operated Peer Service Program/Provider.  We are a Peer Run organization which means that we are administratively controlled, governed, and operated 100 % by mental health consumers....Peers.


As Peers, we have been there ... and are there even now.  As Peers, we have Mental Health challenges.  As Peers, we can have Behavioral Health challenges as well such as  Addiction.  But...We are NOT our Illness. These challenges Do Not define Us.  We are Gifts to Life, to Ourselves, and to Each Other.  Every Day we are working on obtaining and maintaining our Wellness in Recovery.


At MHPS of Greater Fort Worth, we emphasize self-help as our organizational approach. 


Our Misson: To empower people with lived experience of mental health challenges to achieve recovery.


Our Values: Hope, Compassion, Respect, Dignity, Choice, Empowerment, Education, Personal Responsibility.


Our Ethics: We will provide services to Peers, Consumers, and families with professionalism, dignity, honesty and integrity.  We will be transparent in everything we do.  All documentation and financial information will be available to all upon request within seven business days. We do not discriminate in our services or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, or sexual orientation. 



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