December, 2014, The Candles of Kindness project was initiated by the Retreat's Jes Stolpp (pictured) who teaches the “Building Blocks” class for adolescents in the BRIDGES therapeutic day school program at the Meadows Educational Center.

Building Blocks focuses on recognizing strengths, with an eye toward building a strong and healthy educational community.  Over time, the goal is to take those very skills and principles out...»»

(Nov. 3, 2014) The Brattleboro Retreat presented its 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert on Saturday, November 1st, at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro.

Lippert accepted the award during the intermission of a sold-out performance of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus, which was held as a benefit on behalf of the Retreat's LGBT inpatient program. The event raised more than $25,000 for LGBT services at...»»

(Sept. 23, 2014) The Brattleboro Retreat marked the opening of its redesigned Admissions Department and Medical Clinic on Tuesday, September 23, with an afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony and formal dedication of a new bronze sculpture situated outside the Admissions Department entrance.

The six foot tall, 350 lb. bronze sculpture, entitled “A Matter of Balance,” is the creation of Vermont artist Susan Read Cronin of Manchester Center,...»»

The Brattleboro Retreat proudly presents an evening of laughter and song with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Saturday night, November 1st, live at the historic Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.

Proceeds from this special performance support the LGBT Adult Inpatient Program at the Brattleboro Retreat, where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals find specialized mental health and addiction care in a safe,...»»

Brattleboro Retreat President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., has been named by Behavioral Healthcare magazine as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion along with four other leaders in the field of mental health from across the nation.

The 2014 Champions were selected from outstanding nominees across the country who, according to the magazine, are making a difference in the development, delivery, and...»»

(June 12, 2014) The Brattleboro Retreat recently announced the launch of a broad-based media campaign designed to raise public awareness and reduce the social stigma associated with mental illness and addiction.

The campaign, known as Stand Up to Stigma, includes a variety of messages in print, radio, and online formats. These messages provide fact-based information aimed at...»»

(May 8, 2014) We are extremely proud to announce the publication of "Therapy by Design," an article by Vice President of Operations Gerri Cote that appears in the The May 2014 issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

In it, Cote chronicles the numerous construction and remodeling projects that have been completed at the Retreat in the past several years and, more important, explains some of the design philosophies that went into...»»

(April 21, 2014)—Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked the Brattleboro Retreat as number 14 on its 2014 list of the 15 largest behavioral health providers in the United States.

The rankings are reflective of net patient revenue in 2012 based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Cost report data. This is the first...»»

(April 14, 2014) More than 60 invited guests packed in to the Brattleboro Retreat's Education Conference Center to take in a screening of Bess O'Brien's documentary The Hungry Heart.

Released by Kingdom County Productions in the fall of 2013, this powerful documentary takes an intimate look at the lives of young people  from the St. Albans, VT, area and their struggles with addiction to opiates and other drugs.

The private...»»

(March 12, 2014) Most of the Brattleboro Retreat's 55-plus social workers gathered in the hospital's Education Conference Center on Wednesday, March 12, to enjoy a luncheon held in theor honor.

This annual event helps mark the month of March as Social Work Month, a national celebration of social workers and their tireless commitment to helping others.

The theme for 2014 is "All People Matter," and the Retreat is proud to...»»