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*NEW* Please watch this short clip developed by the Scottish Recovery Network on Recovery.  Recovery for many involves attending to the following five areas with the acronym CHIME.  C for Connections, H for Hope, I for Identity, M for Meaning and Purpose and E for Empowerment.  The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is a non-profit initiative launched in 2004.  Their goal is to promote and support recovery from mental health problems.

Pat Risser - Life-Long Advocate

SAMHSA’s Definition and Guiding Principles of Recovery

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Practice Guidelines for Recovery and Resilience Oriented Treatment

Mental Health Recovery:  What Helps and What Hinders?

National Empowerment Center

Principles of a Recovery Model Including Medications by Dr. Patricia Deegan

Proper Breathing to Reduce Anxiety

Non-Pharmaceutical Management of Depression in Adults:  A national Clinical Guideline

The Windhorse Guide for Families

Personal Stories of Recovery

Live Your Life Well From Mental Health America

Advocacy & Protection

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Mad in America – Website created by Robert Whitaker, author of ‘Mad in America’ and ‘Anatomy of an Epidemic’

Alliance for Human Research Protection

International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

The Freedom Center

Lost & Found in America (LAFIA)


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