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Stairways clients recognized for I am the Evidence

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A group of three Stairways Behavioral Health clients are evidence that recovery is real and have the hardware to prove it.

The Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA named Jeremy Berquist, Albert Thebeault and another individual involved with Stairways as 2017 I’m the Evidence award winners.

I’m the Evidence is the MHA’s highest consumer honor that recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary progress in their recovery from mental illness. The award recipients, who also included another non-Stairways awardee, were presented with a plaque during a recognition ceremony at the Mental Health Association, 1101 Peach St., May 17.

MHA CEO Bill Grove introduced the award winners and their nominators before peers, support staff and loved ones. The I’m the Evidence Awards are presented annually as part of the MHA’s observance of Mental Health Awareness month.

Note: One award recipient chose not to be identified due to confidentiality reasons.


Above: Jeremy Berquist, left, and Albert Thebeault, middle right, pictured with Stairways professionals Stephanie Montgomery and Steve Howell.

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