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.
Technical Assistance Guides
Below are the publications available for free download from the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse.
Scroll down for the following guides:
- Serving on a Board or Committee
- Consumer-run Businesses and Services
- Systems Advocacy
- The Art & Science of Writing Proposals that Win
- Starting a Self-Help/Advocacy Group
- Raising Money for a Self-Help/Advocacy Group
- History of the Consumer Movement
- Organizing and Operating a Speakers Bureau
- How to Use the Media to Fight Stigma and Discrimination
- Combatiendo el Estigma