Recovery-based articles can be found on the web at the following sites (some addresses and phone numbers are also included):
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
- Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
- E-Group for WRAP Facilitators - Click on "join this group." Follow directions. You will receive confirmation, with instructions on how to email the group.
- Mary Ellen Copeland videos: ordering or catalog 1-800-343-5540.
- Articles and books to order on WRAP and Peer Support
- Masks of Madness: Science of Healing (video)
Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation
16 Florence Ave
Toronto, ON M2N 1E9
- Recovering Your Mental Health. A series of free books by Mary Ellen Copeland, distributed by SAMHSA. (1-800-789-2647)
- WRAP Illinois web page - developed by a Facilitator Trainee in Montgomery County, Hillsboro, Illinois.
- National Centers on Sites for Recovery
Meta Services, Inc.
Has a 'Real Stories in Recovery' page.
- Recovery definitions and parameters (pdf)
- Things of interest to individuals recovering from mental illnesses, such as Depression, Bipolar illness, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety and the effects of treatment with in the mental health system along with wellness tools. (http://www.recovery2000.blogspot.com)
- National Empowerment Center - Information on advocacy and Recovery
- National Empowerment Center - Recovery-Based Mental Health System (pdf), from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- National Assn. of State Mental Health Program Directors - Recovery Literature (pdf) (NASMHPD)
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors President's New Freedom Commission (pdf), published for the National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC) of NASMHPD. (The article begins on pg. 3).
- Mental Health Recovery websites.
- Mental Health Recovery website Articles Page
- UIC National Research & Training Center on Psychiatric Disability. Offers a collection of tools and resources to promote self-determination for individuals with mental illnesses.
- Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
- Recovery Repository at Boston University - Created 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.
- Workshop entitled "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Use of Photovoice to Facilitate empowerment" from Boston University.
- Hazeldon Thought for the Day
- Recovery Report from the State of Hawaii (pdf), including recovery model for psychiatry and consumer views on recovery.
- American Psychological Association Help Center - Website intended to help readers with taking their own road to resilience. The information describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. Much of the brochure focuses on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) introduce six Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in mental health. The Kits were developed as one of several activities critical to its science-to-services strategy. The Kits contain many useful resources, including: Information Sheets for all stakeholder groups; Introductory videos; Practice demonstration videos; and Workbook or manual for Practitioners.
- Adult Recovery Network of Ohio - "Building Better Tomorrows: Recovering from Mental Illness" booklet.
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) - A speciality report on Recovery.
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) - "Implementing Recovery-based Care: Tangible Guidance for SMHAs" is a report geared toward SMHAs that includes a panel discussion on workforce issues, a preview of measurement tools now in development, case studies of successful systems and ideas at the state and local levels, and other online information. Contributing editors include A. Kathryn Power, Patricia Deegan, William Anthony and Mary Ellen Copeland.
- Evidence Based Practices (EBP) toolkits identified by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) include Supported Employment, Illness Management and Recvoery, Assertive Community Treatment and others.
- Institute for Recovery and Community Integration - lists trainings, news, articles and other resources for consumers, professionals, family members and general public interested in Recovery and Community Integration.
Rights, Empowerment, Social Action and Consumer/Survivor Sites
- Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Information: US Department of Health and Human Services
- Great Lakes ADA Center - information on disability law, resources for developing reasonable job accommodations, and on pertinent legislation.
- SAMHSA's Resource Center to Address Discrimination & Stigma Associated with Mental Illness
- Northern Initiative for Social Action (Ontario)
- ADA Watch - National Coalition for Disability Rights (NCDR). Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web - Writings from the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
- Leadership for a Changing World - A program of the Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. For leaders who are tackling tough social problems with effective, systemic solutions.
- Message board/chat room for folks with bipolar disorder/depression. Designed by Jean Crowl, Consumer Advocate and Certified WRAP Facilitator in Galesburg, IL.
- CMHS National Advisory Council (NAC)
- Fast Company article about John Nash
- National Stigma Clearinghouse (NSC) - a nonprofit organization that tracks and protests unfair media images of mental illness and promotes accurate portrayals of mental illnesses and the correct use of psychiatric terms.
- Mental Illinois Education Project - A video production company that allows people to give voice to their own experiences.
- American Psychological Association Help Center - free information , facts and tips on work and school; family and relationships; mind-body connection; emotional wellness; disasters and terrorism; managed care and health insurance; psychological statistic and facts; developing resilience, recognizing the signs of youth violence; and various other mental health issues.
- Health Care Coach - Facts and do-it-yourself tips on everything from health insurance to patient care - to help you help yourself.
- National Health Law Program
- Insights To Community Living website features information about assistance programs that provide services relating to Advocacy, Consumer News & Events, Education & Training , Employment, Family & Children Services, Housing, Leisure, Medical, Miscellaneous Services - such as utilities, clothing, and our site features many locations that do not require a referral for food baskets, Recovery, Senior Citizens, Social Security, Spirituality, Transportation, Veterans Assistance, and Volunteering.
- NAMI Illinois - information on Activities, Recovery, Connecting with Us, Consumer Council News, Meetings and Consumer Council Bylaws.
- Free and/or safe and affordable website medication programs.
- Express Yourself! UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability
- Partners in Policy Making - "Making Your Case" is a free learning program for people wishing to effectively "tell their story", write effective letters and e-mails, give testimony and conduct productive meetings with policymakers.
- U.S. Departmnet of Health and Human Services - Consumer stories of recovery, including Carmen Lee, Keynote Speaker at a recent Consumer/Family Forum Conference.
- National Mental Health Information Center "Free to Choose-Transforming Behavioral Health Care to Self-Direction" - Self-directed care is an approach used for more than a decade with people with developmental and physical disabilities and older adults, offers opportunities to transform behavioral health services by fostering consumer and family-driven services. This publication provides an overview of self-directed care and discusses its application to behavioral health services.
- Psych Tracker - online psychtracker that allows people to track symptoms.
- Sites for connecting persons to volunteer opportunities in their local area. On each of these sites you can type in your zip code and find volunteer opportunities, listed in categories of interest, within x number miles from your home.
- http://www.recoverymonth.gov/2005/multimedia/ - This program explores the critical part played by fath- and community-based systems and provides useful tips on what works and how you and your organization can get involved.
Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Treatments
Mental Health/Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Employment-Related Sites/Vocational Rehabilitation