My most recent international experience has been with The Recovery House(TRH)/Caravan of Life program in Karachi, Pakistan. The Recovery House is the first of its kind in Pakistan. Almost all psychiatric services in Pakistan are offered in hospital inpatient settings. Click here to visit the Recovery House Website.
TRH has opened and developed the first community-based mental health psychiatric rehabilitation program in that country. Dr. Veronica Carey (Drexel University) and I were invited to provide program evaluation and workforce and organizational development services for their administrative and professional staff, Governor's Board, family members, and program participants.
While in Karachi, we had the opportunity to be interviewed on a popular TV show. Parts 1 and 2 provide the full experience of the show. TV in Karachi has limited content. We learned that the show continues to be shown at different times. This was an important opportunity to provide public education about the ways to respond to mental health needs in this country that is rebuilding its physical and social infrastructure.