MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY PROCESS BEST PRACTICES
|Seeks feedback about mental illness, recovery process, stigma, self
esteem, and self confidence from family, significant others, friends,
peers and clinicians;
Begins to focus on defining life roles, identifying potential
work, educational needs and developing relationships.
|Begins to take responsibility for gathering information about
illness and recovery process;
Recognizes and begins to value self-reliance and to trust self;
Begins to understand relationship between education, work and
meaningful life activities;
Begins to pursue education and training opportunities.
|Participates actively in developing a knowledgeable
Recovery Management Plan;
Focuses on how education can assist him/her in achieving personal,
social & physical goals;
Participates in consumer groups;
Obtains more formal/ informal education.
|Focuses on targeted life goals, career plans at work and satisfying
Asks family/significant others, friends, peers for feedback;
Takes responsibility for gathering information about illness,
recovery process, stigma, self-esteem and building self-confidence.
CLINICIANS’ BEST PRACTICES
|Identifies consumer’s educational level/ preferred learning
methods (e.g., visual/ auditory);
Provides educational materials/opportunities based upon information
learned about consumer;
Provides consumer with information about his/her illness and
Educates community about mental health issues;
Involves consumer in educational support groups to instill hope;
Makes consumer and others aware of impact education has on recovery.
|Provides training to consumer that focuses on developing problem
Teaches consumer how to maximize use of community services &
Helps consumer learn coping skills;
Teaches consumer symptom management.
|Develops with consumers effective education and symptom management
activities to enhance their personal Recovery Management Plan;
Involves consumer in groups that focus on maximizing use of
knowledge in recovery process.
|Helps consumer to integrate skills learned into his/her chosen life
|Community provides educational materials,
opportunities that meet the needs of the consumer;
Community ensures educational opportunities are accessible,
appropriate & available;
Community assures consumers are aware of educational programs,
products & opportunities.
|Integrates educational printed materials into a unified learning
Continues activities in Level 1.
|Peer Support Groups provide educational opportunities that focus on
vocation & life issues;
Offers personalized career opportunity programs.
|Provides updated & upgraded educational opportunities;
Makes educational opportunities accessible (e.g. community colleges,
universities, mental health centers);
Peer supporters mentor others.