SIS: Mental Health
Guiding Principles and Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care: What do we know from the research?
The concept of recovery lies at the core of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) mission, and fostering the development of recovery-oriented systems of care and services is a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) priority. In support of that commitment, in 2005, SAMHSA’s CSAT convened a National Summit on Recovery. Participants at the Summit represented a broad group of stakeholders, policymakers, advocates, consumers, clinicians, and administrators from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds.
The notion of recovery, since being identified as the most important aim of mental health services by both the 1999 Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health and the 2003 President's New Freedom Commission, has rapidly and broadly permeated the American mental health system.
(5/22/12) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of new Shared Decision-Making (SDM) resources for people who use mental health services and their providers. Through SDM, consumers work with their behavioral health care providers to make informed health care decisions best suited to achieving their own successful path to recovery.
On Saturday May 12, 2012 over 75 occupational therapy educators, clinicians, and students in New York City joined forces with NAMI-NYC Metro, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to walk for recovery, wellness, and an end to the stigma of mental illness. Students and faculty from York College, New York University, Columbia University, Long Island University, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center gathered at the South Street Seaport in downtown Manhattan for the 10th annual NAMI-NYC Metro Walk. The teams walked together halfway across the Brooklyn Br
Survey Says FW Led Students to MH Practice: ACOTE includes 'psychosocial-focused' fieldwork in 2011 Standards
By E.J. Brown, Advance for OT
Posted on: May 9, 2012
Although less than 15 percent of occupational therapy education programs currently require level-II fieldwork in mental health, about 42 percent of students in a small nationwide survey that represented 48 programs have completed or are completing it now.