RECOVERY WORKS: National Activists & Organizations Call for Action

“Recovery is a process, a way of life, an attitude, and a way of approaching the day’s challenges. It is not a perfectly linear process. At times our course is erratic and we falter, slide back, regroup and start again… The need is to meet the challenge of the disability and to re-establish a new and valued sense of integrity and purpose within and beyond the limits of the disability; the aspiration is to live, work and love in a community in which one makes a significant contribution.”
— Pat Deegan, PhD, person in recovery from serious mental illness

Advocates Launch Campaign to Advance Recovery-Focused Mental Health Care

a call to action February 18, 2015 Campaign Unveiled as Congress Considers Major Mental Health Reforms CONTACT: David Lerner, Riptide Communications, 917-612-5657 (Washington, DC) – As House and Senate Democrats and Republicans focus on comprehensive mental health reform, and a recent poll by the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research indicated that 71%Continue reading “Advocates Launch Campaign to Advance Recovery-Focused Mental Health Care”

James Ruckle Analysis on US National Certification of Peer Services | Supports and Standardization

Last June 2014, Pamela Hardin and I co-authored a White Paper on US Peer Leadership and Workforce with Dr. Ron Manderscheid (Hardin & Padron, Ed. Manderscheid, 2014) editing and there is very good research, study and analysis being written on US peer supports | services around a national credential, standardization for the Certified Peer Specialist,Continue reading “James Ruckle Analysis on US National Certification of Peer Services | Supports and Standardization”

ACMHA COLLEGE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PEER LEADERSHIP INTEREST GROUP (PLIG) RELEASES NATIONAL TOOLKIT TODAY

NYAPRS Note: Our ACMHA Peer Leaders Interest Group is very pleased to share this Peer Services Toolkit which is the result of numerous discussions amongst our members and research by primary author Patrick Hendry that were funded by a grant from Optum. It’s our hope both peer service leaders, states and new payers alike willContinue reading “ACMHA COLLEGE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PEER LEADERSHIP INTEREST GROUP (PLIG) RELEASES NATIONAL TOOLKIT TODAY”