By Susan Rogers, Director
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
Presented at the Wyoming Statewide Consumer Conference
May 16, 2015
How can we – individuals who have mental health conditions – move beyond the maintenance/illness model, overcome prejudice and discrimination, and achieve recovery and wellness? This presentation will provide some definitions of recovery, describe some barriers to recovery, and discuss ways to overcome those barriers. It will compare the medical and recovery model cultures and discuss how to work with our mental health professionals and draw upon other resources to achieve our goals.