Survivor Research - Recovery and Resilience: Africa, African–Caribbean and South Asian Women’s Narratives of Recovering From Mental Distress
Research has shown that the needs of African American women frequently go unmet with existing behavioral health services. Recovery and Resilience: Africa, African–Caribbean and South Asian Women’s Narratives of Recovering From Mental Distress, a research report from Survivor Research and the Mental Health Foundation, presents stories of recovery of ethnic minority women. Based on 27 interviews with women from African, African Caribbean, and South Asian backgrounds, the report examines the specific factors affecting the mental well-being and recovery of women from minority ethnic communities.

Campaign for Mental Health Recovery -
CDC Health Styles Report - What a Difference a Friend Makes
The opportunity for recovery from mental illness is more likely in a society of acceptance. Many Americans are misinformed about mental illness and respond negatively when confronted with a friend’s mental illness. To help improve awareness about recovery from mental illness, SAMHSA and the Ad Council have developed an anti-stigma campaign, targeted to men and women 18-24 years old, which focuses on friends as a key component of mental health recovery.  This report includes resources, recent research findings, and facts about mental illness.

The Joint Commission's R3 Report - Issue 1: Patient-Centered Communication Standards for Hospitals
The Joint Commission provides a thorough examination of the rationale behind new Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals and performance measures and documents the supporting research and scientific data behind the development of the requirements via this complimentary online electronic bulletin. Issue 1 covers the roadmap for hospitals aimed at advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care. The Roadmap for Hospitals provides recommendations to help hospitals address unique patient needs and meet and exceed compliance with the new patient-centered communication standards and other related Joint Commission requirements. The Roadmap for Hospitals can be downloaded for free from

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