Anecdota

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Clubhouse Comedy Night


WATCH ON TV ON THE PAC-12 NETWORK. DID YOU KNOW IN THE UNITED STATES NEARLY ONE IN EVERY FIVE ADULTS LIVE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS. THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ON THIS. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC. JOINING ME TO TELL US MORE AND HOW WE CAN HELP IS THE LOCAL CLUB OF HILO, SCOTT YOSHIMI. WE ALSO HAVE MICHELLE THE CLUB DIRECTOR. TELL US ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION. WE ARE PART OF CLUBHOUSE INTERNATIONAL, A COORDINATING PROGRAM FOR OVER 300 CLUBHOUSE IN 32 COUNTRIES. WHAT DO CLUBHOUSES DO? WE PROVIDED A PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE PREPARE FOR WORK, SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN A PLACE FOR THEM TO GO PLACE TO COME BACK TO. WE TALK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS, WHAT RAINED, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN WILL CONSIST DENTAL ILLNESSES TO HELP WITH? HERE AND WHY WE FOCUS ON THE MAJOR MENTAL ON THIS IS, SO SCHIZOPHRENIA, I POLAR, MAJOR DEPRESSION. OUR CLUBHOUSES HERE IN HAWAII ARE PART OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT. DILLASHAW CLUB OF HILO IS HERE. HOW MAY MEMBERS DO YOU HAVE? ABOUT — THE LOJA CLUB — THE ALOHA CLUB OF HILO. IT IS HERE. THE WEATHER CLUBHOUSE WORKS IS WE BRING PEOPLE IN AND TRY TO MIMIC THE NORMAL WORKDAY AND CALLED THE WORK ORDER DAY WE TRY TO BUILD THEM UP OVER THE COURSE OF TIME. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO A LOT OF THEM HAVE EITHER ZERO OR VERY LITTLE WORK EXPENSE. SLOWLY BUILDING THEM UP SO THAT THEY GET USED TO IT, THE MORE EXPERIENCED AND BECOME BETTER. I’M ASSUMING YOU HAVE GOT TO KNOW A LOT OF THEM, BECOME FRIENDS I WAS LIKE FAMILY, HAVE YOU SEEN A HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN THEM? DEFINITELY PAID WE HAVE PEOPLE, PEOPLE THINK THAT MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY IS A STRAIGHT LINE. IT SURGES, IT DIPS. IT IS AMAZING TO SEE PEOPLE LEFT — LEAVE HIGH HIGHS AND SOME TIMES THEY STRUGGLE BUT YOU’RE THERE TO PICK THEM BACK UP AND SET THEM ON THE WAY. WHAT YOU WANT THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW. WE WILL GET TO YOUR FUNDRAISER IN A LITTLE BIT. JUST IN GENERAL ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS. ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE COULD HAVE A MAJOR — MENTAL ILLNESS IT COULD BE ANYBODY. I WOULD WANT MY FAMILY HAVE A PLACE TO GO THEY ARE ACCEPTED AND RESPECTED AND PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THE RECOVERY. THAT IS WHAT THE CLUBHOUSE IS. HOW AWESOME. LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER. THIS IS A BIG EVENT COMING UP TELL US ABOUT IT. SOMETHING EVERYONE WILL ENJOY. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, THE ALOHA CLUB OF HILO COMEDY NIGHT. FEATURING HEADLINER AUGGIE P. WELS OF LOCAL HEADLINERS LITTLE CARIAGO, AND FUNKADELA THE STORYTELLER. IS GOING TO BE A FUN NIGHT. FOR TICKETS GO TO EVENTBRITE AND SEARCH COMEDY NIGHT FOR THE CLUBHOUSE COMEDY NIGHT. WE NEED MORE FUNDS TO CREATE PROGRAMS TO HELP PEOPLE GET MORE EXPENSE OR GET OUT THERE. THESE FUNDS HELP US TO DO THAT. WE ALSO STRUGGLE WITH THINGS LIKE CONFRONTATION, ESPECIALLY IN HILO PAIRED WE DO NOT HAVE PUBLIC TRUST ROTATION. WE NEED MORE VEHICLES. FUNDRAISERS — IN HILO WHERE WE DO NOT HAVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

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