In a consulting search for residential therapeutic communities, PsychOdyssey recently discovered a 2009 interview video about recovery from mental illness in a therapeutic farm community. Don and Lisbeth Cooper, the founders of CooperRiis, such a community, tell about how and why they started this effort after retiring from careers in very different fields. The mother of one of the current residents tells about her daughter’s experience there and what a blessing it has been in their lives. The interview was produced in July 2009 by Mental Health Matters of Alameida County, CA.
To learn more about residential therapy programs in general, see PsychOdyssey’s research section on residential treatment facilities here.