Provides materials to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment through education, training, and research for implementing WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning). There are inspirational worldwide stories from facilitators as WRAP is integrated into varied cultures.
Focuses on prevention and recovery from mental illness through education, training, and research. Includes resources for recovery and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and is linked to the WRAP and Recovery books written by Mary Ellen Copeland.
Offers an online clubhouse for wellness. An individual can track their key wellness trends, listen to inspirational podcasts and videos, have a space online to journal, and share information with others who live with mental health issues. Sponsored in connection with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
PRA features international information on conferences, membership, webinars, and applications for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner certification. The annual conference meets training needs of Psychiatric Rehabilitation workers and Certified Peer Supports.
PAPRS features information on psychiatric rehabilitation in Pennsylvania. PAPRS is the Pennsylvania chapter of PRA. Includes information on the annual conference, trainings, and technical assistance on psychiatric rehabilitation in Pennsylvania. PAPRS will design trainings to meet the needs of individual mental health providers in Pennsylvania.
Resources and Tools for Peer Supports and Peer Support Specialists
Includes a wide range of information for peer supports, discussions on hot topic issues, and the future of peer support internationally. Features inspirational stories, research and resources, and upcoming conferences.
Features information about peer support in Pennsylvania, including information about becoming a certified peer support specialist, continued education, advocacy, and job opportunities. This is a membership organization.
Resources for Individuals & Family members and Parents living with Mental Health & Addiction Challenges
Offers a national location finder for Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support groups and for online support groups. Includes resources for peer supports, and uses a variety of podcasts to provide educational presentations.
Child and Family Connections offers a national call-in center parent support group for parents living with mental illness. This free weekly support group is facilitated by peers and a mental health professional with lived experience.
Advocates and provides tools for ending the stigma and bias of mental health challenges. This national anti-stigma campaign provides resources and information to dispel the stigma. It also provides access to information and support for people who are experiencing mental illness.
Provides information, referrals, and supports to individuals who are receiving services or who are in recovery from mental health challenges in Pennsylvania. PMHCA has been evolving and is currently offering navigators for the Affordable Care Act health choices, the Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative to offer trainings in the area of offering gender identity, and community trainings in stigma and advanced directives are offered. PMHCA is the PA trainer in Forensic Peer Support. PMHCA coordinates the Community Support Organizations in Pennsylvania.
A free resource to assist people with varied disabilities to find agencies and programs that will help them find meaningful and sustainable work. Information is provided on the American Disabilities Act and seeking accommodations.
Promotes recovery, self-determination, and full community participation for people with psychiatric disabilities. People with psychiatric disabilities, as well as their friends, family, advocates, and service providers, help design, implement, and evaluate projects to enhance services and knowledge of psychiatric disabilities and mental health services. UIC has added a research based Financial Education program for individuals in services.
Federal and State Resources to Understand Recovery from Mental Illness and Addictions
Contains resources for understanding and educating others about the behavioral health system and the process of transforming to a recovery-based system of care. Resources are available for children, adolescents, adults and older adults using resource of the mental health system.
This document offers a comprehensive discussion of mental health system transformation in Pennsylvania. Contains extensive background chapters, including “The Roots of Recovery in Mental Health,” “What does Recovery Look Like?,” “Indicators of a Recovery-oriented Service System,” and “Implications of Shifting Toward a Recovery-oriented Mental Healthcare System.”
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration)
Describes a strategy for transforming mental health care so that services and supports actively facilitate recovery and build resilience. This executive summary identifies six goals of this transformation and presents model programs to illustrate the goals in practice.
This document includes a variety of pamphlets and forums for the general public to learn about mental health and addictions. This is the inclusive definition of recovery that includes mental health, addictions, and trauma and is used to create a recovery focused service system.
Recovery to Practice (RTP) helps behavioral health and general healthcare practitioners improve delivery of recovery-oriented services, supports, and treatment. RTP provides training and technical assistance (T/TA) and interactive webinars to enhance delivery of recovery-oriented behavioral health care. Training curriculums on recovery have been developed for: peer supports, additions/recovery specialists, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology and social work.
Recovering Your Mental Health Series
Series of seven informational booklets prepared by Mary Ellen Copeland: