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Personal Assistance in Community Existence: A Recovery Guide
This free handbook, written by Dr, Daniel Fisher and Laurie Ahern, illustrates how the Empowerment Model of Recovery can provide an optimistic vision of one’s future and gives ways to apply PACE principles in recovery settings.


Hospital Diversion Services: A Manual on Assisting in the Development of a Respite/Diversion Service in Your Area
This manual may serve as a guide on how to open a Peer-Operated Hospital Diversion service in your area.  It is intended to assist in guiding peer-operated providers on the operational functions of diversion services. 

Developing Systems and Services that Support People in Wellness and Recovery: A Primer for Holding Informed Discussions
Written by CASRA, this primer is about transforming the public mental health system from treating symptoms to enhancing the quality of life of persons living with serious mental health issues.

Positive Partnerships: How Consumers and Non-consumers Can Work Together as Service Providers
This manual, written for both consumers and non-consumers, addresses issues that arise when working together to provide mental health services.

The American Public Policy Process: Effective Citizen Involvement
From the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, this policy guide will assist you in communicating and developing relationships with your elected officials and their staff.

A Patient Bill of Rights for Psychotropic Prescription: A Call for a Higher Standard of Care
From the International Journal of Clinical Medicine (2011, 2, 353-359), this article presents a patient bill of rights in the spirit of evidenced based medicine's inclusion of patient values and national movement towards integrated care models.

Workplace Prejudice and Discrimination Towards Individuals with Mental Illness
Prejudice and discrimination are known barriers to recovery and full integration into the community for individuals with a mental illness. This paper, from the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, presents findings on prejudice and discrimination in the workplace.

Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence
This Toolkit and accompanying woorkbook was developed by the NKI Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health with funding by the New York State Office of Mental Health. It is designed "to provide mental health services organizations a structured method for modifying Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) to better meet the needs of the cultural groups they serve.

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