Advocates Launch Recovery Now! to Promote Hope and to Advocate for Helpful Mental Health Reforms
A campaign to “address the crisis in our mental health service system and the personal crises faced daily by individuals and families in great distress” has been launched by several mental health advocacy organizations. The campaign, called Recovery Now!, “promotes the hope and promise that people can and do recover from even the most serious mental health conditions when they are provided a full array of both treatment and recovery supports.” “Together we can shift our current climate of fear and despair to one of hopefulness and possibility,” said Leah Harris, Recovery Now! campaign coordinator and director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, one of the founding organizations. Others include the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health America, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. For more information, click here.
Reprinted from The Key Update February 2015 by The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
We are so happy to announce the addition of 17 new mental health advocates in Virginia! It was exciting day in the state capital yesterday where they took to the “halls of power” to share their stories, share their opinions and speak up for mental health and wellness. Thank you to each and every one of you that participated! We know it can be scary, but there is a deep well of power within you as well… don’t be afraid to speak up and let your voice be heard! We know you will do great things.