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October 2016
News from New Vitae
Kevin Hines

Surviving the Bridge: Hope, Healing, Recovery

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery was the primary sponsor for the first New Vitae Wellness Foundation event. New Vitae Wellness Foundation hosted award-winning guest speaker, bestselling author, and behavioral health advocate Kevin Hines for a community presentation on Oct. 5. Two years after receiving a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. After surviving the fall, he now shares his story of hope and recovery nationwide. Read More…


New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Sponsors 2016 NAMI Lehigh Valley Run/Walk

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is proud to have been a Silver Sponsor for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lehigh Valley’s 5K Run/Walk for 2016! The staff and residents have participated in past walks to support NAMI Lehigh Valley in its mission to increase awareness and support of individuals and families who experience behavioral health challenges. Read More…

Patriots Day

New Vitae Staff and Residents Attend 2016 Quakertown 9/11 Patriots Day Ceremony

Residents and staff from the New Vitae Wellness and Recovery community participated in the Quakertown 9/11 Patriots Day Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11. The group gathered at the Quakertown American Legion, Post 242 at 610 East Broad Street, to remember the 18 Bucks County residents and other first responders who died during the terrorist attacks in 2001. The annual ceremony also served to honor the sacrifices of police, fire, and emergency medical personnel. Following the service, the audience mingled and shared refreshments. Read More…

Quakertown House

Residents Enjoy Quakertown House Carnival

Residents and staff of Quakertown House and Pathways had a fantastic time at the Quakertown House Carnival on Sept. 8, 2016. Hosted at the Jade House, residents enjoyed playing games, including a water balloon toss, ring toss, and other midway-style challenges for prizes. Many residents participated in face painting, and concession booths were available to offer sweet treats that added to the fun! Read More…

Employee Highlight

Todd BarlowJonathan Todd Barlow, MS, CAADC

Jonathan “Todd” Barlow has spent over 25 years in the addiction and co-occurring fields of behavioral health, working as a counselor, clinical supervisor, director, and executive director. After receiving his graduate degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Todd began working as an outpatient addictions counselor and discovered the vital, but sometimes overlooked role that family and friends play in an individual’s recovery. Todd was moved to change this pattern and adopted various recovery techniques to ensure inclusion of families in the recovery process.

Learn more about Jonathan “Todd” Barlow …

Location Highlight

New Vitae Addiction Services at The Mitchell ClinicMitchell Clinic

Located in Emmaus, New Vitae The Mitchell Clinic provides intensive counseling for adults with mental health, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Staff provides the structure and support that many find crucial to coping with the stress of life. The services are customized through the use of three service tracks: behavioral health, co-occurring disorders, and substance dependency. Learn more about New Vitae The Mitchell Clinic…

Did You Know?

One in four adults – approximately 61.5 million Americans-experience behavioral health challenges in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Despite effective treatment, many people wait 10 or more years after the first sign of symptoms to seek help.

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