- Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web – An article by Jim Gottstein, “The Mental Health System: Recovery Should Be the Goal”. Definition of
recovery and information about Andrea Hercha Schmook, another leader in
the field of recovery. Includes links.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – 12-Step Self-help for persons who want to stop drinking.
- American Association of Community Psychiatrists, an article by Ron Manderscheid, PhD “The Affordable Care Act: Overview and Implications for County and City Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Programs. (Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation), 2011
- Bazelon Center of Mental Health Law – Provides legal advocacy for the “civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability”.
- Building Community Resilience for Children and Families – This guidebook provides information about building community resilience, helping communities improve their capacity to respond effectively to natural or man-made disasters or acts of terrorism.
- The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy TThe CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is a five-day training opportunity designed for those interested in becoming actively involved in serving as a recovery coach. A Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. The training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the purpose and tasks of a recovery coach and will explain the various roles played by a recovery coach. The training also provides participants with tools and resources that are useful in providing recovery support services and emphasizes the skills needed to link people in recovery to needed supports within the community that promote recovery.
- Center for Public Service Psychiatry The Center for Public Service Psychiatry is dedicated to the development and practice of Public Service Psychiatry by providing leadership, collaboration, education and community based research.
The Center offers an outstanding fellowship in Public Service Psychiatry. The fellowship is a one-year post-residency opportunity.
The Center also enhances Public Service Psychiatry education offered to medical students, psychiatry residents, fellows, primary care physicians, and other provider specialties.
- Collaboration to Establish National Practice Standards by Peer Recovery Supporters / for Peer Recovery Supporters
- Disability Rights Network – Federally funded non-profit agency responsible for providing protection and advocacy services to persons with disabilities.
- Fisher, Daniel, “A New Vision of Recovery: People Can Fully Recover from Mental Illness; It is Not a Life-long Process”, National Empowerment Center, 2013
- eCPR video Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing. People who have been through the training consistently report that the skills they learned have helped them communicate better in all their relationships. They tell us that eCPR is a way of life.
- Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook, by Andrea Blanch, Beth Filson, and Darby Penney with Cathy Cave, courtesy of National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
- Farmers Markets for 2013 – A list of Farmers Markets in the Pittsburgh Are for 2013.
- Health Bridges – Health Information for persons who are deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing in Western PA To learn more about their own health and ways to access physical and behavioral healthcare in our community. In addition, it is our desire to encourage effective communication between healthcare providers and patients by educating both about individual perspectives, rights, and obligations in the healthcare setting.
- HOPE: Harvesting Our Personal Efforts – Project funded by Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Hamilton
County Mental Board, to provide recovery based information about mental
illness for consumers, families, professionals, and the community.
Example of state-level recovery based mental health information and
- Information on CONTAC – Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center
- Intentional Care Learning Community – Education, evaluation and performance measurement tools for bridging the
gap between the principles of recovery and service provider understanding
of how to implement those principles in their day to day work with persons
who have mental illness and/or addiction disease.
- The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration – The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration works to introduce and
advance communities’ understanding of recovery and community integration as
the catalyst for transforming individual lives, communities, and all levels
of behavioral health systems in a culturally competent manner.
- Keystones for Collaboration and Leadership: Issues and Recommendations for Transforming Community Psychiatry – A report on the discussions held in March, 2006 with a broad array of consumers, providers and family members.
- LifeRing Secular Recovery – Dedicated to secular recovery from alcoholism. Includes a newsletter,
an art gallery, a list of meetings, and links to related sources.
- Link to Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma Report, from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
- Mary Ellen Copeland – Lists books, articles, etc.
- MHA of Los Angeles, California – An example of a recovery based treatment model (Los Angeles, California).
- Mind Freedom – Defines rights of persons within the psychiatric service system.
Resources include information on political activities and campaigns and
an extensive book and video catalog.
- Mood Scope – Moodscope is an online tool to track your mood. Receive daily emails to strengthen your recovery. Choose to have your results sent to family and/or friends so they can support you. YouTube video shows how to do it at www.moodscope.com
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – National advocate organization for families of persons with mental illness.
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Provides a self-test and information on treatment programs available
through the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Kansas
- National Empowerment Center – 10 Ways to De-Stress Your Life.
- National Institute of Mental Health – Federally funded agency whose stated mission is “to understand mind,
brain and behavior, and to reduce the burden of mental illness through
- National Mental Health Consumer’s Self Help Clearinghouse – Consumer technical assistance guide to use of the internet for access to self-help.
- PA Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER) Helping women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and reducing the incidence of addiction in future generations.
- Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition is a statewide network of people who use their own mental health recovery experiences to support others. Coalition members are people who use peer support skills to inspire hope that recovery from mental illness is possible. BECOME A MEMBER!
- PTSD Recovery: Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Recovery – A brochure from the National Alliance on Mental Illness on post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment and recovery from PTSD. It is intended to help individuals experiencing serious difficulties following significant traumatic events such as combat, rape and natural disaster.
It is also intended to help with their families, significant others and caregivers to understand the nature of PTSD and the recovery process.
- Pennsylvania Department of Health – An all in one handbook for the services that are available to Pennsylvania residents.
- Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association – PMHCA is a statewide membership organization representative of the individual and collective expression of people who have recovered or are recovering from mental illness.
- Recovery Resources On-Line – Resources for recovery from alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse,
abuse and trauma, dual diagnosis and other behavioral health problems.
- Research Opportunity: Developing Weight Loss Programs – The TU Collaborative invites you to participate in a new survey that seeks to gather input from individuals with psychiatric disabilities about the resources and services that would help them to achieve their weight loss goals.
- The Evaluation Center at the Human Services Research Institute – A compendium of instruments for measuring recovery
presents information about how each instrument was developed, its
psychometric properties, and its use to date. The compendium may help States
and mental health system stakeholders to determine the best ways to measure
the effects of system and program efforts on recovery.
People can have the compendium emailed to them directly from the Evaluation
Center through the website at tecathsri.org.
“Search” for “Recovery Compendium” and it will take you to the page where
you can add the document to your electronic cart (i.e., they will email it
to you for free).
- Schizophrenics Anonymous – Mutual aid group for persons with schizophrenia. Includes a profile of
recovery designed to help members rise above their illness.
- Suicide Prevention Resources – Links to a variety of resources about suicide prevention.
- Underinsured or Uninsured?: A Guide to Health Care Resources in Allegheny County – (PHYSICAL HEALTH) from the Allegheny County Health Department