Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) to shed new light on social inclusion and health

The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health is participating in The Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) which in June began to support increased social inclusion for people with mental illness.

CRISP is led by the University of Strathclyde in partnership with Yale, Ulm University, the Mental Health Foundation, the Finnish Association for Mental Health, New York University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The transatlantic CRISP project kicked off June 9 in Glasgow with a seminar on stigma. Leading experts discussed policy, practice, and lived experience to share knowledge, find solutions, and bring the mental health movement from the margins into the mainstream.

Among the events supported by CRISP is "Coming Out Proud," a transfer of ideas and empowering programs run by the Illinois Institute of Technology to support people with mental health problems to disclose to family, friends, and colleagues.

Building on the combined expertise of partners, CRISP aims to counter discrimination and increase citizenship for those who suffer from mental illness. Between 2016 and 2020, CRISP will support arts festivals, research, seminars, conferences, the development of tools and methods for participating, and greater inclusion in decision-making to understand what works in different social contexts.

To view a video of the CRISP project, click here.

This article was submitted by Christopher Gardner on June 22, 2016.