ERIC Number: ED470356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide. Recovering Your Mental Health Series.
Copeland, Mary Ellen
Many people who have troubling emotional, psychiatric, or physical symptoms have made great advances in learning how to do things to help themselves get well and stay well. The action plans for prevention and recovery described in this booklet were devised by people who experience emotional or psychiatric symptoms. They developed ways to deal with their need for structure in their lives that actively support their health. The plans are simple, low-cost, and can be changed and added to over time as you learn more and more. Action plans for prevention and recovery work because they are easy to develop and easy to use; are individualized; improve ones ability to communicate effectively with family members and health care providers; directly address the feelings, symptoms, circumstances, and events that are most troubling with plans to respond to them; renew ones sense of hope that things can and will get better. This booklet contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms. The information in this booklet can be used safely along with other health care treatment. (GCP)
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Mental Health, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Self Help Programs, Wellness
Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-99, Rockville, MD 20857. Tel: 800-789-2647 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.samhsa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
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