Videos: Life at Thrive

Below are videos that demonstrate the powerful impact Thrive is making in our community.

About Thrive Behavioral Health

Dan Kubas-Meyer shares Thrive's mission and the impact we have on the lives of Rhode Islanders who are living with mental health, substance use, and homelessness issues.  11/19/21


Coping Skills for Maintaining Emotional Wellness

Alex Fratus, Clinician with Youth & Family Services, shares some tips on how to cope with anxious feelings and maintain emotional wellness during May, Mental Health Month. 5/27/22

A look back at 2021

A look back at another challenging year during the COVID pandemic yet Thrive continued to inspire hope and empower the lives of so many Rhode Islanders. Thrive Behavioral Health is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic providing wrap-around services for children, families and adults impacted by mental illness, addiction or trauma.  12/20/21

Thrive's ACT Teams:  Meeting the Challenge of Behavioral Health Care During COVID

Thrive Behavioral Health's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams have been on the frontlines facing a variety of challenges in response to our clients' increased behavioral health symptoms due to the COVID pandemic. Meet our ACT team members, Jenna O'Brien, Registered Nurse, and Cori Cramer, Substance Use Disorder Counselor, and hear their story. 6/18/21


Expressions of Growth

In this beautiful video montage, Thrive's clients express the challenges they are facing and the triumphs they have achieved on their road to mental wellness. We invite you to bear witness as these individuals explore their unique experiences of personal growth and the powerful impact their journeys have had on their hearts, minds and spirits. 5/25/21


"Take 5" with Carris Transue

Thrive's Youth & Family Services department's Clinical Supervisor Carris Transue was featured on the Central RI Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page as part of a Live Event for May Is Mental Health Month entitled "Take 5 for Mental Health Wellness". Carris shares five tips for maintaining mental health wellness you can incorporate in your daily life to maintain your mental health.  For more information about Thrive's behavioral health services, visit or call 401.732.5656 for an in-person or telehealth appointment.  5/19/21

Hillsgrove Takes on NAMI Challenge

Hillsgrove Clubhouse, a program of Thrive Behavioral Health, accepts NAMI's "Share Your Story" Challenge for NAMIWalks RI 2020. Hillsgrove Clubhouse's Team will be walking on October 10, 2020. Help them raise money for NAMI and reach their goal by visiting their fundraising page. 10/2020

Welcome to Our Garden: Inspiring Hope During COVID-19

Thrive's Residential Services staff recently led a socially-distanced art project at our Barrington House Group Home. The activity served to inspire hope among residents during COVID-19, and is featured in the below video. The project was captured by photographer Connie Grosch, Multimedia and Publications Producer at the Rhode Island Foundation. The photos were taken to commemorate the 31 organizations that received funding from the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Fund, which was established by the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner and health insurers at the Rhode Island Foundation. 8/24/20

The nearly $1.7 million in grant funding is helping nonprofit organizations support Rhode Islanders as they cope with behavioral health challenges brought on by the pandemic. Thrive Behavioral Health’s grant award has enabled it to expand telehealth services for individuals living with increased behavioral health symptoms and provide hazard pay to essential employees, including Thrive’s Residential Services staff.
Residential treatment helps individuals living with psychiatric disorders learn to manage their mental health symptoms while developing self-esteem, building life skills, and forming and strengthening relationships. The family-like atmosphere of Thrive's group homes is a major therapeutic tool that promotes increased quality of life and continued growth among residents.

Thrive’s Response to COVID-19

Laura Laprocina, Hospital Liaison and Case Manager for Thrive's Integrative Health Home 2 Team, shares the initiatives Thrive has taken to continue delivering quality client care during the pandemic. 8/11/20

Mask Making Project

Cecilia Pomar-Nichols, Vocational Specialist & Assertive Community Treatment Team Leader chaired a mask making initiative to help ensure the health and safety of Thrive's staff and clients. 7/1/20

How COVID-19 Has Impacted My Role at Thrive

Carol Belasco, Case Manager, shares how her job responsibilities have changed due to working from home. 6/4/20