Rising Above The Pain is a California non-profit benefit corporation and a federally tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization that is part of the new business model that provides mobile health services. This gives RATP the ability to serve not only our local metropolitan area, but also rural and long distance clients that previously we would not be able to reach.
Rising Above The Pain (RATP) fills a critical "Pain services gap" and is dedicated to providing outreach and emotional support on a nationwide 24/7 basis to everyone affected by chronic pain who have limited social interactions and/or relationships. We strive to provide outreach services to encourage, empower, educate and motivate our participants to re-focus their energies and help them regain their dignity and quality of life.
Services we provide are scheduled one on one phone calls, weekly phone support, on-line small groups 3-5 members, on-line large groups 6-20 members, outreach services, education, newsletters, CD's and videos. We listen, we encourage, advocate, promote personal participation and support. We are always just a phone call away 8334HOPE88 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
People are devastated, disabled and disadvantaged by chronic pain. It is important to emphasize that our service is a lifeline to those who have become isolated and depressed with very limited social interaction and/or relationships.
RATP works to teach those with chronic pain how to be hopeful enough to re-establish meaning, purpose and involvement in social relationships. RATP helps people understand how devastating chronic pain is for the family and friends, not only for those living with the pain. Currently trained pain psychologists work in a climate where psychology and medicine use a combination of behavioral therapy and relaxation strategies to empower patients to manage their pain. There is still a huge "Pain gap" in the services provided and RATP strives to help pain sufferers learn to deal with self-management of their condition. This allows them to learn how to regain their dignity and improve quality of life. Through our toll free help line (8334HOPE88) we respond personally to requests providing information and conversational support. This service is a needed lifeline for people suffering chronic pain, providing reassurance that they are not alone. RATP offers support to people who are devastated, disabled and disadvantaged by chronic pain.
Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury. Chronic pain is different because it persists - often for months or years causing a huge decline in the quality of life. This is why Rising Above The Pain is here to help.
We want you to be a part of our family and become one of our chronic pain people (CPP) join us as a member, volunteer or both. As a volunteer you are always welcome to assist with: membership drive, fundraising and event planning, graphic design and newsletter preparation, IT services, social media services, calendar preparation, support center operation, RATP voice for Pain Awareness. Membership and services are free and donations are appreciated.
If you or someone you know have chronic pain please reach out to us, we are here 24/7 let us help you, don't go it alone.
To become a member, volunteer, donor or sponsor, you can go to our website risingabovethepain.org or call us at 8334HOPE88 email us at [email protected]