Read more for a list of resources on the Recovery approach to mental illness.
Thunder Bay Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force: www.heresthedeal.ca
The Thunder Bay Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is a community collaborative that was formed out of a call-to-action in 2007. This call-to-action was based on the growing need to address youth mental health issues and tragic events, such as suicide.
National Network for Mental Health: www.nnmh.ca
“The purpose of the National Network for Mental Health, which is run by and for mental health consumer/survivors, is to advocate, educate and provide expertise and resources that benefit the Canadian consumer/survivor community.
The focus of our organization is to network with Canadian consumer/survivors and family and friends of consumer/survivors to provide opportunities for resource sharing, information distribution and education on issues impacting persons living with mental health issues/illness/disability.”
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario: www.schizophrenia.on.ca
The Schizophrenia Society and its many local chapters offer self-help support groups for family members of individuals with schizophrenia. To find support groups in another area, visit the website, or call the Society’s Ontario office toll-free at 1-800-449-6367
Freedom Center: www.freedom-center.org
“Freedom Center is a support and activism community run by and for people labeled with severe ‘mental disorders.’ We call for compassion, human rights, self-determination, and holistic options. We create alternatives to the mental health system’s widespread despair, abuse, fraudulent science and dangerous treatments. We are based in pro-choice harm reduction philosophy regarding medical treatments, and include people taking or not taking medications.” This site contains personal stories under the section titled “Speakout”.
Reach Out Australia: au.reachout.com
Information aimed at youth and mental health along with other youth topics
UK Centre for Mental Health: www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/
Contains personal recovery stories along with information on how agencies can implement the recovery approach.
Recovery Devon Group: www.recoverydevon.co.uk
An independent community of people of good will who support Recovery and wellbeing; both as a personal vision and as an underpinning value base to promote radical change in mental health attitudes and provision.
Wellbeing Recovery Learning: www.wellbeingrecovery.com
“Wellbeing recovery learning is structured life learning in a peer support context – designed and delivered by and for people with experience of mental distress.” Mary O’Hagan”
Pat Deegan Common Ground: www.patdeegan.com
Pat Deegan & Associates produces CommonGround; helping people work with psychiatrists to arrive at the best decisions for treatment and recovery.
National Empowerment Centre: www.power2u.org
Recovery is real and this website is filled with practical information that will help you recover if you have lived experience with mental illness.