Person-First Language Bibliography & Resource List (pdf)
Bibliography of resources put together by the Person-First Language Workgroup of the Recovery Council. Includes links to several of the resources.
Putting Recovery at the Heart of All We Do (pdf)
Based on research by the Devon Partnership National Health Service Trust, this provides guidelines mental health professionals can use to support people's goals, strengths, and available resources, whether or not they opt for medication during treatment.
Shared Decision Making in Mental Health Decision Aid: Considering the Role of Antipsychotic Medications in your Recovery Plan
Includes materials that support shared decision making, an intervention that helps people make choices about treatment and mental health services. Contains issue briefs and tip sheets, workbooks, videos, and an interactive decision aid on medication-assisted therapy. Free CD-ROM or digital download.
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Psychiatric Care and Other Services and Supports: Guidelines for Promoting Recovery Through Choice and Alternatives
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, a national coalition of statewide consumer/survivor organizations and others, released these guidelines to educate people about the values-based needs of individuals with mental health challenges. The guidelines were developed by a diverse group of people with the lived experience of mental health recovery from across the United States.
Free wellness brochures and posters
The 10x10 Wellness Campaign is offering free brochures and posters for clinicians, community organizations, consumers and survivors, and peers who want to take action to extend the life expectancy of people with behavioral health challenges by 10 years in the next 10 years.
Campaign for Mental Health Recovery Fact Sheet
Gives an overview of the National Mental Health Anti Stigma Campaign's objectives, background, target audience and research.
Paving New Ground: Peers Working in Inpatient Settings
A guidebook by Gayle Bluebird, APNA member and National Consumer Survivor Consultant
Supported by the National Technical Assistance Center, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Guide to Person-Centered Excellence - Application for Services for People with Mental Illness and People with Substance Use Disorder
Put together by the Council on Quality and Leadership, this guide promotes quality improvement in behavioral health services and supports through best practices and the resulting quality improvement initiatives which can be applied across the range of supports and services for people with mental illness and substance use disorder.
A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
From the HHS Office on Minority Health, a guide that helps healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their patients with limited English proficiency and increase their access to health care.
NHeLP’s Language Services Resource Guide for Health Care Providers
This guide compiles the basic information about providing language services into one document. It includes information about interpreter and translator associations and agencies, training programs, assessment tools, and other materials.
Evidence-Based Practices: Shaping Mental Health Services Toward Recovery - Illness Management and Recovery
SAMHSA's Illness Management and Recovery program strongly emphasizes helping people to set and pursue personal goals and to implement action strategies in their everyday lives.
Included in the kit:
How to Use the Evidence-Based Practices KITs
Getting Started with Evidence-Based Practices
Building Your Program
Training Frontline Staff
Practitioners Guide and Handouts
Evaluating Your Program
Using Multimedia to Introduce Your EBP
Campaign for Mental Health Recovery Community Kit: What a Difference a Friend Makes CD
Equips local partners with campaign tools to encourage young adults to support friends who are living with mental illness. Includes a campaign overview; television, radio, and print PSAs; Web banners, and resources for more information.
SAMHSA Video: Leaving the Door Open
Trains mental health services direct care staff, administrators, and consumers on alternative approaches to seclusion and restraint in the treatment of people with serious mental illness. Emphasizes the consumer perspective and includes five topical sections.
Alaskan Core Competencies - from the Annapolis Coalition
Funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, these competencies are cross-disability in nature, relevant to jobs in multiple health and human service sectors. This set of six Assessment Tools is designed specifically for use with these competencies. The tools promote a Collaborative Competency Building approach in which an employee and supervisor work cooperatively to identify the worker's strengths, the skills in need of improvement, and the plans to improve those skills.
Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient & Family-Centered Care - from the Joint Commission
Improving Patient-Provider Communication
This video highlights Joint Commission standards as well as Federal civil rights laws regarding patients who are deaf/hard of hearing or who have limited command of the English language.