Multimedia Resources

Videotapes and Film

Imagining Robert

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Based on the life experiences of Jay and Robert Neugeboren, Imagining Robert includes a one-hour documentary film, study guides, and public screenings and discussions designed to create dialogue about issues of mental illness. The goal of this production is to stimulate national debate and discussion about the impact of chronic mental illness on families, and about how this impact can play out across decades and across whole lives.

The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Florentine Films/Hott Productions. (2002). 60-minutes.

Partners in Recovery: Creating Successful Practitioner-Consumer Alliances

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In this video, mental health consumers and practitioners share stories of what worked and what did not work in building constructive relationships. Topics include recovery, hope and empowerment, information dissemination, consumers as experts, and family and peer support.

CMHS Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2001). 18 minutes.

Personal Assistance in Community Existence (PACE): A Recovery Curriculum

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This video and guide reviews the principles of recovery that have emerged from the latest research, illustrates how the Empowerment Model of Recovery provides both those giving and receiving assistance with an optimistic vision of their future, and provides methods to apply PACE principles in any setting where people are recovering.

Laurie Ahern and Daniel Fisher. (2001). National Empowerment Center, Inc. 90 minute videotape & 34-page guide.

Reach One, Teach One: The Peer Educators Project in Action

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In this video, people with psychiatric disabilities gather to share their practical knowledge and experience, and help each other take steps toward recovery. They candidly discuss real-life stresses such as finding housing, navigating the mental health system, returning to work.

Moe Armstrong. (2000).  Peer Educators Project. 25 minutes.


Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

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The WRAP provides a simple system for monitoring and managing emotional and psychiatric symptoms, as well as avoiding unhealthy habits or behavior patterns. In this video, Ms. Copeland discusses with her group the steps to developing a “WRAP”. Participants both learn and share personal strategies for dealing with each level of relapse.

Mary Ellen Copeland. 43 minutes.

Frames of Mind Film Series

University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry’s Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development Program and Pacific Cinémathèque. This monthly mental health film series, designed to promote professional and community education issues pertaining to mental health, was awarded the “Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry” by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education.


Recovery 202


In this video webcast, Judi Chamberlin highlights the development of the recovery concept within the consumer/survivor movement. Essential ingredients, common research themes and key studies related to recovery oriented programs are also reviewed. Available as a free download.

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University

Grading the Evidence for Consumer-Driven Services


A series of presentations exploring the evidence base for consumer-operated, delivered, and centered services, where people in recovery control the kinds of help they get, from whom, and in what settings. View the webcast and download slide presentations and transcripts.

The University of Illinois at Chicago National Research & Training Center

The Recovery Vision: New Paradigm, New Questions, New Answers


This webcast briefly reviews the empirical knowledge underlying the vision of recovery and sets out the challenges implied in taking the promise of recovery seriously. An event for World Health Day 2001.

Courtenay Harding, William Anthony, Judi Chamberlin, & Marianne Farkas. (2001). Pre recorded archive; 1 hour, 6 minutes.

Online Discussion Groups Online “Clubhouse”

A unique website with innovative and interactive features that enable those living with depression and bipolar disorder to create their own personal wellness tools to aid on the road to recovery. Designed as a “clubhouse,” an online community provides inspiration and encouragement and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)