Understanding Mental Illness, Episode 5: Transitions
Transitions explains the processes which enable patients and clients to rejoin their communities. Evaluation of their readiness is a team effort, and so is the creation of a plan for continued support, housing, and medical care as they move toward independence. Programs such as those at Transitional Services of New York provide the scaffolding for their new lives. Erin, a previous patient, re-visits Creedmoor and reflects on her past, her present occupation as Peer Bridger to other patients, and the future after her recent marriage.