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he implementation of deinstitutional-ization in the 1960s and 1970s, and the increasing ascendance of the community support system concept and the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation in the 1980s, have laid the foundation for a new 1990s vision of service delivery for people who have mental illness. Recovery from mental illness is the vision that will(More)
The relationship between symptoms and functioning of patients with bipolar disorder who were hospitalized for a manic episode was examined in a prospective study. At six-month follow-up, symptomatic outcome was clearly superior to functional outcome. Almost 80 percent of patients were symptom free or mildly symptomatic. However, only 43 percent of patients(More)
The use of seclusion and physical restraint is viewed as a practice incompatible with the vision of recovery, and its therapeutic benefit remains unsubstantiated. This Open Forum describes an initiative that began in 1999 at two crisis centers that was designed to completely eliminate the practice of seclusion and restraint. Seclusion and restraint(More)
After nearly 20 years of progress in general medicine, the evidence-based practice movement is becoming the central theme for mental health care reform in the first decade of 2000. Several leaders in the movement met to discuss concerns raised by six stakeholder groups: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and(More)
This study compared supported employment services in 2 contrasting programs: (a) Group Skills Training, a professional rehabilitation agency outside of the mental health center that provided pre-employment skills training and support in obtaining and maintaining jobs, or (b) the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, which integrated clinical and(More)
In the decades of the 1990s many mental health programs and the systems that fund these programs have identified themselves as recovery-oriented. A program that is grounded in a vision of recovery is based on the notion that a majority of people can grow beyond the catastrophe of a severe mental illness and lead a meaningful life in their own community.(More)
The vision of recovery is reshaping the fields of mental health and addiction services. This paper reviews how this broad vision is shaping common goals, principles, values and strategies across the two fields. We further examine how a common vision of recovery can positively impact the treatment of co-occurring disorders and speculate on how this vision(More)