“Building Resilience and Facilitating Recovery”
Mission Statement of SAMSHA
Practice Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Behavioral Health Care
From theConnecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service, where recovery-oriented services have been a priority for many years now.A nice model to follow.
Practice guidlineSA outlining recovery-oriented approaches to dealing with mental health crises.
CMHS Wellness Summit
This site links to several interesting recovery-oriented papers and presentations from a meeting held in September 2007, sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services.
Pillers of Peer Support
Provides a useful document summarizing the status and challenges of peer support in multiple states.
Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations
A very interesting and active organization - good website - lots of resources.
news article summarizing SAMHSA's recent consensus statement
on the 10 fundamentals of recovery
/ Survivor Mental Health Information
SAMSHA's Center for Mental Health Services, resources for
consumers and advocates of mental health services.
Repository of Recovery Resources
This is a great resource
for all kinds of information about recovery in mental health.
Information developed to assist state mental health administrators
and consumers in state offices of consumer/recipient affairs
in their work to create more recovery-oriented mental health
systems. The site is jointly supported by CMHS, SAMHSA,
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDRR) and the Department of Education.
Center for Wellness and Recovery - Newsletter
newsletters from the center founded by Mary Ellen Copeland
- a nice resource.
and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
links to the Copeland Center's main site where you can find
information on WRAP.
update and maintain your own Wellness Recovery Action Plan
on-line through the Polk County Network of Care site. (You
need to establish a user ID to do so, but its easy to do).
Peer Support Training Academy
funding from Iowa's Performance Partnership Block Grant,
training on the Georgia model of peer support is available
to Iowa consumers in 2008. This links to the site where
applications are available.
compendium of recovery measures and instruments - very extensive
(a long pdf document), and up to date (2005).
Health Recovery: What Helps, What Hinders?
is a long (over 100 pages) but very thoughtful and enlightening
report sponsored by CMHS. Its primary author, Steven
Onkin was one of the keynote speakers at the 2005 Iowa Mental
Health Conference. A great starting point in thinking
Practices for Patient-Centered Communication for Vulnerable
interesting recent (Aug 2006) report from the Commonwealth
Fund - not focused on mental illness but definitely applicable.
is a very forward thinking recovery-oriented program in
Long Beach Ca, that has been engaged in solid recovery-oriented
programming for quite some time. A model program.
Iowa Mental Health Conference on Recovery
is the brochure from the Iowa mental health conference held
in Ames Iowa on October 11th and 12th, 2005. It was
entitled "Recovery: How do we Walk the Talk".
Several nationally regarded experts in the area were keynote
speakers and many of them are wonderful ongoing resources
for recovery information.
Recovery-based Care: Tangible Guidance for SMHAs
report from the National Association of State Mental Health
Program Directors was released in 2004. It provides
lots of useful information on a variety of topics ranging
from strategies to overcome obstacles, suggestions for methods
to measure recovery on an individual, programmatic and statewide
towards a "recovery-oriented" mental health system
is a major paradigm shift and transformation. This
is a recent (2005), well written report on the process of
transformation, from the National Association of State Mental
Health Directors Research Institute (NRI).
did we get here and where are we supposed to go?"
presentation that includes a brief history about the nation's
mental health system and its changing paradigms and models,
as well as the current direction of the nation's mental
health system's movement toward Recovery.
organization run by Dan Fisher, a psychiatrist and consumer
who has been at the forefront of the recovery movement.
Lots of interesting info on recovery here.
Grid Outlining Best Practices for Recovery and Improved
Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness
training grid grew out of discussions promoting mental health
system reforms as part of the work of the American Psychological
Association (APA), specifically, the Committee for the Advancement
of Professional Practice's (CAPP) Task Force on SMI and
SED. (Version 1, 11/1/04)
is a broad set of ideas and policies which involve processes
that allow individuals with disabilities to play a much
larger role in shaping their own services, and increasing
flexibility of health benefits to pay for individualized
is an important set of resources on psychiatric advanced
directives from the Barcelona Center.
for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Boston University)
of useful recovery info and links from Bill Anthony's Shop.
the original "recovery" group - from Abraham Low's work
dating back to the 1930's - still active and relevant.
info and links from CMHS's Consumer Affairs Program.
Pat Deegan's work - Provides guidance to front line mental
health workers as to how to interact with clients in a recovery-oriented
is a recent article from the journal Psychiatric Services,
which describes how the state of Wisconsin moved towards
a "recovery-oriented system". (pdf file)
interesting (but lengthy document) by Dr. Mark Ragins of
the "Village" in Los Angeles, describing efforts
the California system has taken towards building recovery-oriented
mental health system.
of acronyms that are used in discussions about the mental
Health Recovery Management
services for those with a mental disorder should be consumer
oriented and focused on promoting recovery."
Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999,