Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast April 2010

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.


Special Issue of Journal focuses on Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery in the VA

The Spring 2010 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal focuses on rehabilitation and recovery service initiatives for America’s veterans. Guest Editors, Richard W. Goldberg and Sandra G. Resnick and colleagues provide readers with a better understanding of the range of innovative VA-based developments that are currently underway to promote psychosocial rehabilitation and support recovery among veterans and their families.

The articles in the Special Issue reflect a broad base of activity including the Vet-to-Vet peer education program, the deployment of Peer Support Technicians, and an evaluation of an online multifamily group program for relatives of veterans with schizophrenia. In addition, case management, employment, and the participation of homeless veterans in the Housing and Urban

Development–Veterans Affairs supported Housing (HUD-VASH) are highlighted. View the complete list of articles available in this issue at

An Array of Recovery Products

The Publications Division of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation offers an array of books and products about recovery. The compiled list of recovery products may be downloaded as a pdf file.

Ordering information is available on the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation website at: For any questions, please contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574.

Mental Health America’s 2010 Conference

Mental Health America’s 2010 Conference
“Get Connected: Social Inclusion in Wellness and Recovery”
June 9-12, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

Join affiliates, consumers, educators and advocates together with inspiring speakers, innovative thinkers and dynamic national leaders in exploring the importance of meaningful social roles and connections in maintaining health and achieving recovery. Presentations include national leaders who have forged ahead building inclusive communities through their research, innovation community programs and personal commitment. Presenters include Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Larry Fricks, William Anthony, Ph.D., Thomas Nerney, J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., and Margarita Alegria, Ph.D. To learn more about the conference program visit:

Post Doctoral Fellowship Available with UMass Transitions RRTC

A two year post-doctoral position beginning Sept. 1, 2010 is available in the UMass Transitions RRTC. The RRTC conducts research, training, dissemination and technical assistance activities to improve supports for the completion of schooling and training and movement into rewarding work lives in young people, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions. The RRTC is affiliated with Center for Mental Health Services Research within the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School and is funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation. For information, please visit:

or contact Kathryn Sabella, Project Director of Transitions RRTC: or at (508) 856-5759.