(October 2, 2012) The Brattleboro Retreat is now in the process of conducting an online Community Health Needs Assessment Survey as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Professional health care providers and members of the larger community are encouraged to participate. The survey’s purpose is to help identify community needs, concerns and issues along with:

  • public perceptions of mental illness, and barriers...»»

(September 17, 2012) The Lawton Hall 100th Anniversary Gala held on Saturday, September 15, raised more than $80,000 to help seed the Brattleboro Retreat's new endowment fund. Also that night, former Board of Trustees member Larry Cassidy was honored with the 2012 Anna Marsh Award for advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness and addiction.


(September 13, 2012) After months of planning and hard work, the project to complete the new patient secure courtyard at the Brattleboro Retreat was officially pronounced "finished" in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, Sept 11. The outdoor space, designed and landscaped to provide the look and feel of an English garden, will be open to inpatients on Wednesday, Sept. 12. In remarks recalling the anniversary of September 11,...»»

(June 5, 2012) When Retreat President and CEO Dr. Rob Simpson graduated from the Simmons College School of Social Work in the mid-1970s he probably had no idea that his daughter Maura would follow in his footsteps more than 30 years later. But follow she did, and that caught the eye of folks at the Simmons College Alumni Magazine.

Follow this link to read...»»

(May 18, 2012) Members of the Brattleboro Retreat's Department of Outreach and Education, along with representatives of the hospital's agency of record Communicators Group, were honored on Thursday, May 17, with five Lamplighter Awards from the prestigious New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo).

The awards were announced in Boston during NESHCO's annual Spring Symposium before a crowd of several hundred marketing and...»»

(May 15, 2012) An article in the May 15 edition of the Rainbow Times reports that the Brattleboro Retreat's LGBT Adult Inpatient Program has provided treatment for more that 1000 patients since its opening less than three years ago.

Medical Director Cory Nohl, MD, is quoted as saying “Individuals in the LGBT community...are at...»»

(April 24, 2012) According to the National Association of School Psychologists, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 19. Yet, suicide is preventable. That's why the Brattleboro Retreat and the Center for Health & Learning’s UMatter Youth Suicide Prevention program are holding an interactive and educational workshop for parents, educators and other...»»

(April 5, 2012) In his latest article published on the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website, the Brattleboro Retreat's Chief of Addiction Services Dr. Geoffrey Kane writes that it's not just what we say to people when we are concerned abouty their use of alcohol and other drugs, but how we say it....»»

(March 15, 2012) It’s that time of year again when we one again take the opportunity to recognize and celebrate social workers—both at the Brattleboro Retreat and around the nation. This year the theme is “Social Work Matters.” It’s true.

Here at the Retreat we have a total of 40 social workers on staff who provide direct inpatient and ambulatory care to patients when it matters most—when they’re scared, in crisis, ...»»

(February 27, 2012) The Brattleboro Retreat’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., (far right) and Senior Director of Development Konstantin von Krusenstiern (far left) were each presented with Producer’s Circle Awards on Sunday, February 26, at Rhode Island’s annual Oscar Night America party in Providence, RI.

The awards are presented to community and business leaders who have helped to nurture and build...»»