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CooperRiis Community welcomes new CEO

Dr. Eric A. Levine to join CooperRiis as new President & CEO in April   CooperRiis, a residential mental health treatment community in western North Carolina, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric A. Levine as its new President & CEO. Levine is currently Executive Director of ClearView Communities, a 36-bed residential treatment program …Continue

Art Therapy – Express Yourself at CooperRiis

You may ask “what is art therapy?” It is general wisdom that everyone is born with some innate creative ability. Unfortunately, many of us fail to nurture this ability, and or, stop exercising it. Perhaps we noticed that others were more talented than ourselves, and due to this we became discouraged. Therefore, art therapy is …Continue

With immense gratitude…

Dear Friends, Thirteen years ago we started CooperRiis Healing Community because of our personal experience with the challenging mental health system.  We envisioned a place where an individual isn’t defined by their diagnosis, but by their personality and their potential.  We wanted to create a community where people could heal and pursue their dreams. Over …Continue

A Way Forward for College Students with Mental Illness

Dear Samantha, Dear Johnny, As I write, I’m imagining you in a dark space. You began college with hopes and dreams for the future, with an understanding about what you were going to study and you were going to accomplish as you moved into adulthood. Amidst the stress of your freshman year in college you …Continue

Bridging the Divide: Shifting to Collaborations Between Traditional Psychiatry and Holistic Approaches

A wonderful New York Times article illustrates something our country has never seen. A growing push that expands the range of options for mental health treatments and improves the ways to maximize recovery. Rather than relying on diagnostic labels, overmedication and involuntary restraint, the article highlights how mental health treatment should include nonmedical, holistic recovery …Continue

Yoga, Exercise Help Healing

  A recent New York Times article described a new study that showed how a weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help fight age-related mental decline. The research focused on older adults with initial signs of memory problems, and the results are similar to other studies that show the benefits …Continue

Helping Families with Health Insurance Benefits

CooperRiis has a new partnership that will help families obtain health insurance reimbursements. We now work with SJ Health Insurance Advocates, an industry leader that works with insurance companies to help families receive their maximum health insurance benefits. Families considering CooperRiis can get free consultations from SJ Health. The company will help determine factors such …Continue

World-class Harvard neuroscientist joins CooperRiis for cutting edge research to improve how the brain functions

An award winning neuroscientist from Harvard, Carl M. Anderson, has joined our healing community. He will be our research director, and he will spearhead leading edge studies to improve the brain. Carl has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers, and his research has been featured in several top media outlets, including NPR, Time magazine and …Continue

CooperRiis in the Big Apple: Recovery Coach Erin Walker pays a visit to Fountain House to learn from their renowned supported employment model.

Erin Walker, Recovery Coach in our Asheville Community Program (ACP), has been with CooperRiis for three years.   As a recovery coach, Erin is part of a team that supports residents as they become integrated into the Asheville Community.  The Asheville team is available to support residents as they pursue their goals and work towards their …Continue