(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...»»

(March 3, 2014) Michelle Villeneuve, LICSW, has been named by Social Work Today magazine as one of "10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers" for 2014. Villeneuve, who works at the Retreat's Birches program, was nominated by her Retreat colleague Daniel Rodrigues, LICSW. With March being Social Work Month, the recognition could not have been more timely.

"This recognition is extremely well deserved," said...»»

You're invited to a private screening of the Hungry Heart and a post-screening discussion.

Invited guests to this special screening include: judges, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, guardians ad litem, social workers, corrections officials, DCF personnel, therapists, educators, healthcare providers, as well as other human service professionals and public servants.


(September 20, 2013) The Brattleboro Retreat has been honored with an Energy Leadership Challenge Recognition Award from Efficiency Vermont for meeting energy conservation goals established for a two year period between July, 2011 and June, 2013.

The award was presented at a gathering sponsored by Efficiency Vermont held on Thursday, September 19, in the Grand Hall at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vermont....»»

(August 8, 2013) More than 110 golfers played in picture perfect conditions Wednesday, August 7th to help make the Brattleboro Retreat’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament a swinging success. Held at the Brattleboro Country Club in Brattleboro, VT, the event raised $37,000 to benefit services for children and adolescents receiving care at the Retreat.

Proceeds from the Golf Tournament will provide exceptional opportunities...»»

(July 16, 2013) For adults struggling with chronic pain and the life challenges it can bring, the Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to offer a new wellness program that provides alternative approaches to traditional pain management techniques.

Designed as a short-term outpatient treatment program (small group sessions that meet three hours a day, twice a week), the new Mind-Body Pain Management Clinic...»»