Friday
Apr012011

Raising Money for a Self-Help/Advocacy Group (doc)

The Self-Help Toolkit is a set of materials that can be used to build a self-help group. The Toolkit includes two of our technical assistance guides, Starting A Self-Help/Advocacy Group and Raising Money for your Self-Help/Advocacy Group.

Raising Money for a Self-Help/Advocacy Group.doc

Friday
Apr012011

History of the Consumer Movement (doc)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

This basic guide traces the growth of the movement from its beginnings to the present-day development of sophisticated self-help and advocacy groups. 4 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

History of the Consumer Movement.doc

Friday
Apr012011

Organizing and Operating a Speakers' Bureau (pdf)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

Throughout the nation, consumers have joined together to form speakers' bureaus, which educate the public about mental health issues. This basic guide explains how. 20 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Organizing and Operating a Speakers' Bureau (pdf)

Friday
Apr012011

Organizing and Operating a Speakers' Bureau (doc)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

Throughout the nation, consumers have joined together to form speakers' bureaus, which educate the public about mental health issues. This basic guide explains how. 20 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Organizing and Operating a Speakers' Bureau.doc

Friday
Apr012011

How to Use the Media to Fight Stigma and Discrimination (pdf)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

This basic guide outlines public relations strategies for countering the stigma that we consumers face in society, in the media, at work, and within the mental health system. English version: 8 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

Fighting Stigma.pdf

Friday
Apr012011

How to Use the Media to Fight Stigma and Discrimination (doc)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

This basic guide outlines public relations strategies for countering the stigma that we consumers face in society, in the media, at work, and within the mental health system. English version: 8 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

Fighting Stigma.doc

Friday
Apr012011

How to Use the Media to Fight Stigma and Discrimination--Spanish Language Version (pdf)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

This basic guide outlines public relations strategies for countering the stigma that we consumers face in society, in the media, at work, and within the mental health system. Spanish version: 8 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

Fighting Stigma--Spanish Language.pdf

Friday
Apr012011

How to Use the Media to Fight Stigma and Discrimination--Spanish Language Version (doc)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

This basic guide outlines public relations strategies for countering the stigma that we consumers face in society, in the media, at work, and within the mental health system. Spanish version: 8 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

Fighting Stigma--Spanish Language.doc

Friday
Apr012011

Systems Advocacy (pdf)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

The consumer movement has helped shape policy at the local, state, and national levels. This detailed guide provides an overview of important mental health issues and tactics for influencing policy, as well as a workbook for tracking political contacts. Selected Contents: The Healthcare System * State Legislatures * Federal Government * Writing Letters * Effective Meetings * Using the Media * Coalition-Building. 43 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

Systems Advocacy.pdf

Thursday
Mar242011

Advocacy and Recovery Using the Internet (doc)

Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.

The Internet has helped many consumers change their lives, and the consumer movement has embraced the Internet as an organizing tool, helping to "level the playing field" in the advocacy arena. This detailed guide offers many suggestions for unlocking the Internet's potential. Selected Contents: Researching Mental Health Issues * Newsgroups * Message Boards * Advocacy Groups on the Internet * Fighting Stigma * Starting a Self-Help/Advocacy Group * Consumer-run Drop-in Centers. 27 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.

Advocacy and Recovery Using the Internet (doc)