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NASMHPD/NTAC e-Report on Recovery – Fall 2004

Web Sites

The following Web sites provide more information on issues related to implementing recovery-based care into today’s public mental health system. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The mission of the Center is to “increase knowledge in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and to apply this body of knowledge to train treatment personnel, to develop effective rehabilitation programs, and to assist in organizing both personnel and programs into efficient and coordinated service delivery systems.”  The site includes information on recovery services, professional training, and a fantastic repository of online resources at www.bu.edu/cpr/recovery.


Campaign for Mental Health Reform

The Web presence of a campaign “organized as the mental health community’s united voice on federal policy. Its goal is to make access, recovery, coherence, and quality in mental health services the hallmarks of our nation’s mental health system.”


Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Information from SAMHSA/CMHS

Site visitors can find a collection of guidance from the federal government’s Center for Mental Health Services on the topic of Recovery.  The site includes information on federal programs on employment, housing, transportation, patient assistance plans, and self-help.


Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center (CONTAC)

A self-help advocacy organization, CONTAC is a national technical assistance center that “serves as a resource center for consumers/survivors/ex-patients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery and empowerment.”  The site offers access to training opportunities, program overviews, and great links to other peer support organizations.


Mary Ellen Copeland’s Mental Health Recovery Self-Help Strategies

A nationally known recovery educator and author of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Copeland has produced a comprehensive Web site on her mental health recovery self-help strategies. Site visitors can read her Mental Health Recovery quarterly newsletter, register for training seminars, or order from her archive of publications, organizations, and Web sites that focus on Recovery. www.mentalhealthrecovery.com See also the http://www.copelandcenter.com/ site.

NASMHPD/NTAC e-Report on Recovery – Fall 2004

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