As many of you know Ripple is a small collection of people with lived experience with mental illness, peers in recovery. Since we are not funded in any way whatsoever, all of our expenses are currently covered by our volunteers. This includes travel, office supplies, and this website. Right now what we can offer is limited, but we are hoping to do much more in the future. If you would like to help, please visit the “support us” page to find out how.
Crisis Cards: Available to anyone for the price of a self- addressed stamped envelope is our Crisis Card. This is a laminated wallet card that includes the information you could easily give a stranger when you are in crisis and are having difficulty communicating (as in a panic or asthma attack). The stranger would immediately have your name, what condition you are dealing with, what you want them to do (and what you want them NOT to do).
Inmate Resources: We are teaming up with other Recovery Support Specialists with the hopes of creating a program that will benefit peers living with mental illness and addiction who are currently incarcerated. A proposal is currently being drafted, and it will be presented to both the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as well as the Department of Corrections in the state of Connecticut.
Our Recovery Support services are generally handled by a trained peers known as Recovery Support Specialists. It is our goal to help you get connected to programs and resources that can aid you in your recovery journey. Ripple is currently a volunteer group of people who has had lived experience with mental illness and receiving services within Connecticut. If your new to recovery we can help you navigate the system and introduce you to organizations working hard to improve the lives of those in the recovery community.
Support Buttons by Ripple are one way to boost the visibility of your organization, advocacy group, or clubhouse. We also offer a fun on-site button making activity perfect for groups up to 20 people. For more information, please feel free to contact us.