By Gayle Bluebird, National Consumer Survivor Consultant
Click Here for the presentation by Joseph Rogers, chief advocacy officer, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, at the 65th APA Institute on Psychiatric services, Oct. 10, 2013. The presentation covers a brief history of the c/s/x movement and the importance of movement values – such as self-determination, choice and empowerment – in recovery. The presentation also covers the right to refuse as well as Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Joseph Rogers gave this presentation on a panel with Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., professor of psychiatry and director of public sector psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and Carol Caruso, executive director of NAMI PA Montgomery County.
A multi-platform media project that explores severe mental illness in America. Includes full length television program, originally aired on PBS in 2009 and a project toolkit to foster discussion about mental illness in your group or community.
This case study of an "employer learning community model" explores the importance of employing peers at mental health programs that want to provide recovery-oriented mental health care. Published on the Website of the Journal of Participatory Medicine.
This article from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill gives tips for mental health consumers who would like to communicate more effectively with their psychiatrists, physicians, and other types of health professionals.
Article from the Center for Community Support and Research at Wichita State University.
This page from the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance assists consumers and their families in choosing a mental health professional that suits their specific needs.
Article from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill describing the types of mental health professionals and how to locate one near you.
"Recovery as a Journey of the Heart" by Patricia Deegan was originally present at a conference co-sponsored by The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Massachusetts and The Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts Curriculum and Training Committee, and held at the Massachusetts State House on May 10, 1995.