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“Ten Principles of Recovery”

The Front of the SAMHSA building at 1 Choke Ch...

The Front of the SAMHSA building at 1 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville, Maryland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This video was uploaded to YouTube on October 17, 2012 by Marc Jacques and offers information about the ten principles of recovery from mental illness based on SAMHSA’s principles of recovery.

“Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: 7 Myths”



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This article appearing in Summer 2014 edition of SAMHSA News talks about the myths and facts of what happens when a child receiving mental health services turns 18 and is viewed by society as an adult.    This transition age is a challenging one not just for the individual, but for the parents and care takers of them who understand the realitiy of the individual’s situation and what their realistic abilities are compared to society’s expectations based on a chronological age.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

The Front of the SAMHSA building at 1 Choke Ch...

The Front of the SAMHSA building at 1 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville, Maryland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Resource Link

This resource comes from SAMHSA and is designed to help folks find behavioral health services in their area.

“SAMHSA’s Working Definition of Recovery”

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This resource link will take you to a page on the SAMHSA website where you can get a free pamphlet that describes their working definition of recovery.  They have both a physical pamphlet and a pdf version available.

“Mental illness affects 1 in 5 U.S. adults”

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This December 3, 2012 article on the MyFoxPhilly.com website talks about the rate of mental illness in the United states based on studies conducted involving Americans age 12 and older.


“Mental Health Anti Stigma PSA Friends”

Video Link

This video found on YouTube was uploaded by jeffnamime to YouTube on January 14, 201 and includes a strong anti-stigma message about mental illness from SAMHSA

Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 is “Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health” Awareness day.  For more information visit this link … http://www.samhsa.gov/children/

September is National Recovery Month

SAMHSA National Recovery Month Helpline graphic

SAMHSA National Recovery Month Helpline

New SAMHSA publication

SAMHSA has recently released a new document entitled “Challenging Stereotypes”  it discusses the barrieres often faced by Consumers working alongside of more traditional professionals.  I haven’t read the entire document, but plan on finishing reading it over the next day or so, it is 35 pages long, so it’s not something I have the concentration to be able to read in a single sitting, but it is very well written and easily understood.

Here is a link to where you can download the file it is in PDF format … http://download.ncadi.samhsa.gov/ken/pdf/SMA01-3513/SMA01-3513.pdf

SAMHSA: “Consumer/Survivor-Operated Self-Help Programs: A Technical Report”

This is a great resource for those who want to learn more about the Consumer-Driven movement.  The PDF file is 90+pages in length, but is pact full of easy to read information ranging from types of Consumer-run organizations, to the history of the movement and many more things then I could list here.  Definitely worth taking a look at for those who are new to the concept of the Consumer-driven movement.  The file was produced by SAMHSA and is able to be freely distributed/reproduced without any special permission from SAMHSA.  They do ask that if you use excerpts from it, that you cite the material as originating from SAMHSA otherwise feel free to pass this one around.  Below are the appropriate links for the various formats.

Link to PDF file

Link to page containing both PDF and HTML formats of this file

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