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Recovery Articles on the Internet

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10 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

NEC Staff and Affiliates; NEC Newsletter


100 Ways to Support Recovery: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Mike Slade, (2009) Rethink Recovery Series: Volume 1.  


A New Vision of Recovery: People Can Fully Recover from Mental Illness; It is Not a Life-Long Process

Daniel Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.; NEC Newsletter


A Wellness Tool: Developing and Keeping a Circle of Support

Mary Ellen Copeland, Help Horizons


Advanced Directives Are What You Make Them

Xenia Williams, NEC Newsletter


Advocacy: A Wellness Tool

Mary Ellen Copeland, mentalhealthrecovery.com


Applying for SSDI - A Self-Help Guide

Janie Laubscher; about.com


Blueprints for Building Self-Esteem

Mary Ellen Copeland, Help Horizons, mentalhealthrecovery.com


Confessions of a Non-Compliant Patient

Judi Chamberlin; NEC Newsletter


Developing a Wellness Toolbox

Mary Ellen Copeland, mentalhealthrecovery.com


Exercise and Self Care

Stanley J. Gross, Ed.D, psychcentral.com


Express Yourself!  Assessing Self-Determination in Your Life

J. Cook, C. Peterson, and J. Jonikas (2004). University of Illinois at Chicago


Expressions in Recovery: A digest for people in recovery describing their current state of mind, progress, and future outlook
Gil Gadson, editor (2014).  Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services.
Fostering Hope

Stanley J. Gross, Ed.D, psychcentral.com


Getting What You Want

Stanley J. Gross, Ed.D, psychcentral.com


How Persons Recovering and Clinicians Can Promote Self-Managed Care

Daniel Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.; NEC 


Making Advanced Directives Work For You

Daniel Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.; NEC Newsletter

People Can Recover From Mental Illness

Daniel Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. and Laurie Ahern; NEC Newsletter


Psychological Self-Help (online book)

Clayton E. Tucker-Ladd, Mental Health Net


Raising Difficult Issues With Your Service Provider

C. Peterson, J. Jonikas, J. Cook, and F. Priester (2003).  University of Illinois at Chicago


Reclaiming Your Power During Medication Appointments With Your Psychiatrist

Patricia Deegan, NEC Newsletter


Relapse Prevention

Stanley J. Gross, Ed.D, psychcentral.com


Seeking Supported Employment: What You Need To Know

J. Cook, and C. Peterson (2003).  University of Illinois at Chicago


Social Security Disability Benefits and Mental Illness
Molly Clarke (2013)
Taking Back Control of Your Life

Mary Ellen Copeland, mentalhealthrecovery.com


Telling Your Recovery Story



The Empowerment Model of Recovery: Finding Our Voice and Having a Say

Daniel Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.; NEC Newsletter


This is Your Life: Creating Your Self-Directed Life Plan

J. Jonikas and J. Cook (2004).  University of Illinois at Chicago


Tools for Transformation Series:

City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

- Peer Culture/Peer Leadership/Peer Support Tools of Transformation

- Community Integration Tools for Transformation

- Extended Recovery Support Tools for Transformation

- Person First Assessment/Person Directed Planning

- Holistic Care

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