Programs & Systems
- This article discusses two of the most commonly advocated service improvement proposals for adults with severe mental illnesses and how, when applied together, the improvement strategies can guide the development of an optimal service system.
- Salyers, Michelle P. and Macy, Veronica R. (2005). Recovery-Oriented Evidence-Based Practices: A Commentary. Community Mental Health Journal, 41(1), 91-100.
- This editorial describes one simple principle that transcends all others: the principle of personhood. The personhood principle is defined as, “people with severe mental illnesses are people.”
- Anthony, W. A. (2004). The Principle of Personhood: The Field’s Transcendent Principle. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(3), 205.
- The New Zealand Ministry of Health and Mental Health Commission documents published a recovery approach proposal, in which the development and evaluation of an education program for people in recovery from mental health issues is described.
- Clayton, Janice & Tse, Samson. (2003). An Educational Journey Towards Recovery for Individuals with Persistent Mental Illnesses: A New Zealand Perspective. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(1), 72-78.
- This article describes the roles and responsibilities of Georgia’s certified peer specialists funded as a new billable service under Medicaid.
- Sabin, J. E. & Daniels, N. (2003). Strengthening the Consumer Voice in Managed Care: VII. The Georgia Peer Specialist Program. Psychiatric Services, 54(4).
- This brief report describes a participatory evaluation and planning process–a “guided reflection”–that mental health services agencies can use to examine the state of recovery awareness and implementation in their organizations. The process revolves around structured small group discussions, identification of agency strengths and weaknesses, and the formation of an agency “recovery action team” to set priorities and plan for change.
- Jacobson, Nora, Greenley, Dianne, Breedlove, Lynn, & Koberstein, Jen. (2003). Guided Reflection: A Participatory Evaluation and Planning Process To Promote Recovery in Mental Health Services Agencies. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(1), 69-71.
- The authors of this paper aim to clarify the reasoning for their goal of recovery from schizophrenia for half or more of individuals with the first episode of schizophrenia.
- Liberman, Robert Paul and Kopelowicz, Alex. (2002). Recovery from schizophrenia: a challenge for the 21st century. International Review of Psychiatry, 14(4), 245-255.
- This article describes a conceptual model of recovery from mental illness developed to aid the state of Wisconsin in moving toward its goal of developing a recovery-oriented mental health system.
- Jacobson, N. & Greenley, D. (2001). What Is Recovery? A Conceptual Model and Explication.
Psychiatric Services, 52(4), 482-485.
- Many mental health consumers are calling for Community Mental Health Center services to focus on creating opportunities for recovery. Community Mental Health Centers can facilitate recovery by enhancing their clinicians’ abilities to communicate, teach, and support.
- Torrey, WC and Wyzik, P. (2000). The recovery vision as a service improvement guide for community mental health center providers. Community Mental Health Journal, 36(2), 209-216.
- The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the rehabilitative-recovery philosophy of mental health services and includes examples drawn from the Illinois public mental health services system.
- Barton, R. (1998). The Rehabilitation-Recovery Paradigm: A Statement of Philosophy for a Public Mental Health System. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 2(2), 171-187.