Empowerment & Recovery in Mental Illness - NAMI-NC

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Presenter:
Susan Taggart
Director of Community Development,
CoastalCare
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 Recovery
 Personal
Responsibility/Illness
Management
 Long-term Recovery
Support Systems
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The Recovery-Oriented Systems of
Care (ROSCs) are designed to help
individuals recover from behavioral
health problems across their
lifespan.
ROSCs provide free and independent
choices across an array of
treatment and recovery support
options.
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The emerging model of recovery
care recognizes that a systems
approach is required.
Coordinated support services
are necessary using a chronic
care model of sustained
recovery management.
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 Treatment:
Counseling
(individual or group) and other
behavioral therapies.
 Medication Management
 Self-Management of
Illness/Education
 Social Connectedness
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Self-Direction
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Strengths-Based
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Individualized
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Peer Support
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Empowerment
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Respect
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Holistic
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Responsibility
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Non-Linear
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Hope
SAMHSA Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery Feb 2006
http://www.samhsa.gov/news/newsreleases/060215_consumer.htm
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Post-treatment monitoring and support,
Long-term recovery-oriented (and stage
appropriate) recovery education,
Peer-based recovery coaching,
Linkage to communities of recovery,
and
Re-intervention when necessary.
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All require a solid support
system while they build upon
their strengths in recovery.
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Loss of Sense of Self
 Loss of Connectedness
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◦ Guilt
◦ Shame
◦ Isolation
Loss of Power
 Loss of Valued Role
 Loss of Hope
Spaniol et al 1999
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Values & Beliefs
Person
Work
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Reclaiming responsibility for one’s
own life.
The achievement of better health.
The development of purpose,
fulfillment, happiness and
usefulness that everyone seeks.
The reconnection with personal
dreams and passions.
The realization of one’s inner
potential.
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Community coalitions are alliances of people
representing diverse organizations that work
together to achieve a common goal.
Effective coalitions combine the resources of
multiple organizations and individuals to
convey a strong message. Widespread
support achieved by coalitions helps educate
a broader audience that mental and/or
substance use disorders affect all people.
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Identify motivated people to lead the
development of a local steering
committee.
Identify the various target groups and
skills.
Look for key community members such
as county commissioners, local business
people, people with disabilities, NMAI,
AA, NA, local public agencies, etc.
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Knowledge
(illness)
ILLNESS
(deficit
management)
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Consumer-directed centers
Develop their own programs to
supplement existing mental health
services,
Address issues such as social isolation
and discrimination,
Enjoy opportunities for socialization,
personal and educational enhancement,
and peer support.
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A central place for consumer self-help,
advocacy, education and socialization.
Provides a socialization service that
addresses the isolation felt by many
people with disabilities.
They are open to all people with needs.
No admission fee or membership fee is
charged.
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Various recovery-oriented activities
Peer counseling
Self-help and Illness Management Education and
training
WRAP®: Wellness Recovery Action Plan®. Click here for
more information on WRAP®.
Advocacy
Social clubs
Outside social activities
Artistic endeavors
Life Skills and General Education
Business Management
Fund Raising
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Select a treatment program that offers a variety of
continuing care services
Find a recovery support group and stay actively involved
with it.
Involve your family members in family support groups and
activities.
If your home environment is not conducive to continuing
recovery, investigate moving.
Recognize that you need to become an expert on your own
illness and/or addiction, and take responsibility for it.
Learn techniques and strategies to help you maintain your
recovery during difficult or challenging times.
Learn how to manage the tendency toward negative
thinking. Use cognitive training or the help of others.
Learn effective techniques to deal with conflict.
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Knowledge
which cannot or
is not put into
action is not
empowering !
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FRIGHTENED
ANGRY ? ?
DISTRESSED ?
CONFUSED ?
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
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