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Co-Founders of Healing Home for Affordable Mental Health Recovery to Speak at Rethinking Psychiatry, Wed., 4/3, 7-9pm - 03/31/19

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
- Albert Einstein



Portland, Oregon - April 1, 2019


The Mt. Tahoma Sanctuary describes itself as “an interdependent healing home for affordable mental health recovery.” This innovative, person-centered and replicable model is in Tacoma, WA, and is an alternative to standard mental health housing and treatment. Rethinking Psychiatry invites the community to a presentation by its co-founders, Christine and Po Karczweski.


The speakers, Christine and Po, are both psychiatric nurse practitioners, and have had long careers working in medical and psychiatric settings. They believe that a different paradigm from the traditional medical model is needed. This lead them to create the Mt. Tahoma Sancturary, where people are provided the spaciousness to redirect their lives, while experiencing meaning, purpose and support. “We believe that all of us need compassion and support, affordability and stability, meaningful and creative activities, healthy nutrition and attention to spirituality, hope and an uplifting place to call home.”


This Rethinking Psychiatry event will take place on Wednesday, April 3, from 7-9 p.m., at 232 SE 80th Avenue in Portland. Rethinking Psychiatry is not affiliated with the Montavilla United Methodist Church, but appreciates their community focus and sharing of space. The venue is ADA accessible. The event is free (donations are always welcome). Refreshments will be provided, including plenty of vegan and gluten-free options!

Attached Media Files: Press Release , PDF Flyer for event