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CooperRiis Executive Director to Speak at a Leading N.Y. Hospital

Our executive director, Virgil Stucker, will speak at a nationally recognized behavioral health center in New York City that’s known for its pioneering clinical, teaching and research programs. Virgil’s talk June 27 will discuss how the inpatient psychiatric units at Zucker Hillside Hospital and at other Northwell units can strengthen their capacity to be a …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

Leaders in Business, Psychology Join Our Board of Directors

To help strengthen our leadership team, we’re excited to announce two appointments to our board of directors. Sharon Decker is a former N.C. Secretary of Commerce who previously chaired the Charlotte Chamber and was named the city’s Woman of the Year in 1998. Before that, Sharon worked at Duke Power, now Duke Energy, where she …Continue

Finding common ground: Virgil Stucker writes, “It is time to build bridges across the divisions we have created. It is time to focus on finding solutions rather than fighting. Caring community can be all around us”.

Today we are re-sharing a post that Executive Director, Virgil Stucker wrote for Pete Earley’s Blog in response to a discussion that was taking place on the internet around the topic of use of anti-psychotic medications.  The original blog post that started the ball rolling can be found here.  The response from Bob Whitaker to that blog …Continue

Dr. Oliver Sacks, MD – physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine – highlights CooperRiis among others in his latest email newsletter. Thank you, Dr. Sacks!

Every person – resident, staff, volunteer, visitor, or friend – whose journey brings them to CooperRiis is a participant in a wonderful mission: pursuing the possibilities of recovery for individuals with mental health challenges. We are honored that in an email newsletter yesterday, Dr. Oliver Sacks, MD acknowledges that CooperRiis and others “aspire to treat …Continue

How to Create Healing Community: the Five Key Principles of Healing Community; a workshop led by Virgil Stucker, Executive Director of CooperRiis

Virgil Stucker, Executive Director, and Don Cooper, Founder and Board Chairman and Treasurer, led a workshop a few years ago at the Oregon State Hospital for a large group, half staff and half patients, on the topic of “How to Create Healing Community”. The workshop began with each participant ranking the strength of the Five Key …Continue

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