Self-Direction / Self-Determination:  Can it work in Mental Health?

A series of articles on self direction in mental illness

This monograph is a compilation of the briefing papers presented at The National Self-Determination and Psychiatric Disability Invitational Conference: "We Make the Road by Traveling on It". The papers, written by people with psychiatric disabilities and others, were designed to summarize current knowledge about self-determination, and to suggest action steps for the future.

Self Determination Theory

This website provides information on the theoretical underpinnings of self-direction/self-determination.

"Raising difficult issues with your service provider"

This is a brief and easily readable booklet prepared by the National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability at the University of Chicago.  It is directed at mental health consumers in an effort to facilitate effective communication with mental health professionals.  A nice resource.