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Recovery from "schizophrenia" and other "psychotic disorders". New understandings of the mind and of madness can open new doors to full recovery - By Ron Unger LCSW

Law Enforcement Contacts for National Coalition Statewide Member Organizations (PDF, 64KB, 3 pages)

Active Minds on Campus - www.activemindsoncampus.org

For Trauma-Informed materials and trainers, email jmckinney@mhasp.org

Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises (PDF, 384KB, 26 pages)

Let's find language more inclusive than the phrase "mentally ill"! - A living essay by David Oaks, Director, MFI

First Aid for Emotional Trauma - Information Sheet (PDF, 106KB, 2 pages)

The 2011 Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy: Building Services and Supports For Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice


Ten Federal Regions

10 Federal Regions

Six National Coalition Networking Regions

  1. NORTHEAST REGIONAL NETWORK - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, & New Jersey

  2. MIDATLANTIC REGIONAL NETWORK - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, & District of Columbia

  3. SOUTHERN REGIONAL NETWORK - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas

  4. MIDWEST REGIONAL NETWORK - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, & Wisconsin

  5. PLAINS REGIONAL NETWORK - Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, & Wyoming

  6. WEST REGIONAL NETWORK - Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, & Idaho

National Consumer-Run Technical Assistance Centers

Consumer-Driven Services Directory - www.cdsdirectory.org

Peerlink Technical Assistance Center, a project of MHA of Oregon, www.peerlink.us
Click here for a fact sheet on Peerlink.

National Empowerment Center TAC - www.power2u.org
Click here for a fact sheet on the NEC TAC.

Cross Disability Organizing:

National Disability Leadership Alliance

Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Operated Resources:

Crisis Respite Programs:

Our Place, 1663 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130, Phone 740-654-0477, email Executive Director: Patricia Waits pawaits@ohiopps.org

Rose House, Orange and Ulster Counties, NY, Phone 845-795-2346, Address 1612 Route 9W, Hilton, NY 12547; Mailing address PO Box 525, Marlboro, NY 12542, www.charityadvantage.com/people/RoseHouse.asp

Stepping Stone Peer Support & Crisis Respite Center, 108 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH. 03743; 603-543-1388, Email stepping_stone@verizon.net, www.Steppingstonenextstep.org.

Sweetser Learning & Recovery Center, 174 Mere Point Road, Brunswick, Maine 04011; (207)373-4273; Web site: www.sweetser.org

Youth Movement:

Highlights of Building Bridges Mental Health Consumers in Intergenerational Dialogue (SAMHSA) (PDF, 193KB, 2 pages)

Icarus Project - www.theicarusproject.net

Youth MOVE National, www.tapartnership.org/youth/YouthMOVE.asp


Madness Radio - www.madnessradio.net

Contac - www.contac.org

Sherry Mead Consulting - www.intentionalpeersupport.org/articles

Mary Ellen Copeland, Mental Health Recovery & WRAP - www.mentalhealthrecovery.com

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse - www.mhselfhelp.org – go to Consumer Directed Services Directory (CDS Directory)

Pat Deegan - www.patdeegan.com

National Empowerment Center - www.power2u.org

Organizing Guide for Psychiatric Survivors

The new Organizing Guide for Psychiatric Survivors is a handbook for those who would like to engage in advocacy for human rights in the mental health system and alternatives to traditional psychiatry. The Nut section offers information and suggestions for minimizing your risk of forced treatment or adverse medication effects, and exploring alternative ways of thinking about your mental health struggles besides a medical diagnosis. The Tree section covers several alternative support systems and healing modalities to the medical model. Finally, in the Grove section, you can learn more about how to get involved with the psychiatric survivors' and disability rights movement, and how these movements are connected with other social justice efforts. Read more... (PDF)


National Toll-Free Family Hope Line - Operated by Family Mental Health Network. A telephone support line for families experiencing mental health challenges. Family members can call during designated hours and talk to Mother Bear’s Family Education Specialist to receive support, encouragement and help with identifying mental health recovery resources. Additional support is available at any time through the Mother Bear’s website at www.motherbearcan.org. Click for additional information, including phone number and hours of operation (PDF, 93KB, 1 page)

Medicaid: Letters to State Medicaid Directors Providing Guidance:

CMS Releases State Medicaid Director Letter on Medicaid Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services

Peers Working in Inpatient Settings:

New Guide Book from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Paving New Ground: Peers Working in In-Patient Settings. The guidebook is 110 pages, and an excellent resource on Peer Support Recovery. (PDF, 934KB)

National and International Organizations:

The Icarus Project - www.theicarusproject.net

International Coalition of National Consumer/User Organizations - http://interrelate.info

Campaign for Recovery:

Developing peoples' capacity to tell their recovery story and speak in public, by Laura van Tosh, Lauren Spiro, Dan Fisher, and Dally Sanchez (MP3 audio file, 80 minutes, 27.36MB)