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NASMHPD/NTAC e-Report on Recovery – Fall 2004


A leading voice in our nation’s consumer advocacy community, NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) has produced a site full of information on Recovery issues. The site’s vault of info includes access to public awareness projects, models for self-help groups, contact with the National Consumer Council (“the only nationally convened representative body of persons living with mental illness”), and courses on illness management and wellness taught by people with mental illness, for people with mental illness.


National Empowerment Center Inc.

In the site’s own words: “The mission of the National Empowerment Center Inc. is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been diagnosed with mental illness. We carry that message with authority because we are a consumer/survivor/expatient-run organization and each of us is living a personal journey of recovery and empowerment.”


National Mental Health Association

This renowned organization’s Web site offers consumers help in creating a Dialogue for Recovery. The innovative NMHA program is “aimed at enhancing communication between doctors and patients about treatment goals, medication side-effects and other quality of life issues affecting the recovery of individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness.” The site also offers helpful information on psychiatric advance directives, support services, and treatment options for recovery.


New Freedom Initiative: State Coalitions to Promote Community-Based Care

The federally funded program offers support and services to states to promote community-based care for adults with serious mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbances. Site visitors can order audio, MS PowerPoint, and text transcripts of “Retraining the Workforce to Support Recovery.”


The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

President George W. Bush created the commission in April 2002 as part of an effort to eliminate inequality for Americans with disabilities. Among other guiding principles, the commission was tasked to “promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.” The site includes access to a variety of reports and information including a report on consumer issues that calls for a “Recovery-Oriented Mental Health System.”


US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

The USPRA, formerly the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, helps “advance the role, scope, and quality of services designed to facilitate

NASMHPD/NTAC e-Report on Recovery – Fall 2004

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