Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast September 2009

The Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is a monthly emailed newsletter with the purpose of informing mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as for disseminating general mental health and rehabilitation news.


Revised Recovery Workbook Now Available

The Recovery Workbook: Practical Coping and Empowerment Strategies for People with Psychiatric Disability Revised Edition includes a section related to “Physical Wellness and Recovery,” an updated bibliography, and a list of companion resources to further the exploration of recovery for people with psychiatric disabilities. The Publications Division of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation offers an array of books and products related to recovery. For a complete list of recovery products, visit the Center’s website at For questions, contact Sue McNamara at or by phone at (617) 358-2574.


Initiatives to Support Students in Higher Education

The most recent issue of the Recovery & Rehabilitation newsletter highlights initiatives that support students in higher education experiencing mental health concerns. Included in this issue are the following:

  • Campus Resource Project which is examining web-based resources for college students experiencing mental health concerns;
  • The Higher Education Support Toolkit which provides disability service staff and health care staff with a simple way to work with students who are experiencing challenges arising from their psychiatric disability;
  • The College Mental Health Initiative at Boston University which is the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation’s response to provide a variety of services to students in the Boston University Community; and
  • The Systematic Review of Supported Education which has examined all literature related to supported education for individuals with severe mental illnesses.

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators Hold Fall Symposium

The Consortium of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators (CPRE) is convening on November 6-8, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA. Information about the symposium and online registration information is available at


This eCast is jointly supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Department of Education.