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The top ten concerns about recovery encountered in mental health system transformation.
The authors discuss the various meanings of recovery as applied to mental illness and list the top ten concerns encountered in efforts to articulate and implement recovery-oriented care.
"Simply to be let in": inclusion as a basis for recovery.
The authors describe the three elements of friendship, reciprocity, and hopefulness as aspects of inclusion that may provide a foundation for efforts toward recovery, and illustrate each of these elements through the stories of participants in a supported socialization program.
Self-Efficacy and Self-Care: Missing Ingredients in Health and Healthcare among Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses
Any effort to improve the wellbeing of adults with serious mental illnesses will need to address self-efficacy in the hope of improving self-care for their physical health needs.
Supported Parenting to Meet the Needs and Concerns of Mothers with Severe Mental Illness
The need to develop supported parenting initiatives for women with SMI is necessary and long overdue, and numerous social and systemic barriers in the United States that have hindered the development of parenting supports for these mothers over the last century are described.
“Please Ask Me How I Am”: Experiences of Family Homelessness in the Context of Single Mothers' Lives
An increasing number of studies in recent years have examined the issue of family homelessness. The majority of this research has taken a quantitative approach, focusing primarily upon the
Mental Health Outreach to Persons Who are Homeless: Implications for Practice from a Statewide Study
Recommendations are made for incorporating these four essential functional elements into mental health outreach and engagement practice to effectively meet the varied needs of the target group.
Leading a horse to water: an action perspective on mental health policy.
It is suggested that transforming mental health requires dramatic changes in theory as well as in policy and practice, offering action theory as a corrective for a clinical psychology that has yet to view people as active agents shaping their own lives.