For several years, the mental health community awaited the opening of a Burlington facility called Soteria. It's a homelike space for people experiencing their first psychotic break - and often people who don't want to go on medication.
It's a very small group home setting. People typically stay for several months, and it's been open for about a year. Laura Sisson, a member of the Soteria development team at Pathways Vermont, told Jane Lindholm about the philosophy behind Soteria and how the program has been going.