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Fountain House: A “clubhouse” for people with serious mental illness  

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The Fountain House clubhouse is a place for people with serious mental illnesses to form friendships, offer and seek support, and learn new skills—without judgment or fees.

Since the first clubhouse was launched 75 years ago in New York City, hundreds more have been established around the world, creating nurturing communities shaped by the individuals who benefit from them. This event will explore why the clubhouse model has stood the test of time—and how clubhouse members are working to expand access to similar programs. 


Aida Mejia, member, Fountain House’s executive committee; peer specialist; and MPH student, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
Francesca Pernice, associate professor of educational psychology, Wayne State University
Josh Seidman, chief research and knowledge officer, Fountain House


Michael Fitzgerald, editor-in-chief, Harvard Public Health

January 31 @ 1:00 pm

Read Aida Mejia's op-ed

Public Health in Action:
Mental health innovations

This event is one in a multipart series pairing discussions from The Studio with journalism from Harvard Public Health to examine mental health programs across the U.S. that deliver real results.

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