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How Consumers Can Play a Role in Health Care Reform - Panel Discussion

The comprehensive health care reform signed into law by President Obama in March 2010 represents a set of new opportunities and challenges for the consumer/survivor movement. Panelists will discuss how consumers can have an active role in the process.

Barbara Edwards - Director Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Mental Health and SUD: Opportunities in Health Reform (356KB, 12 pages)

John O'Brien - Senior Advisor on Healthcare Financing - Healthcare Reform Impact - The Road Ahead (1.35MB, 10 pages)

Shawn Terrell - Department of Health  & Human Services Office on Disability - Community Living Initiative and Participation in Public Policy (1.61MB, 16 pages)

Crisis as Opportunity: Entering Hope’s Door

Ann Rider, Randy Horton - Recovery Empowerment Network www.recoveryempowermentnetwork.net - Crisis as Opportunity: Entering Hope’s Door (PowerPoint Presentation, 1.42MB, 9 pages)

Telling Our Stories:  Journeys of Recovery in Communities of Color

National Alliance of Multi-ethnic Behavioral Health Associations. Stella Ho - Asian Pacific Family Center, Rosemead, CA and D.J. Ida - National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association - Telling Our Stories:  Journeys of Recovery in Communities of Color (343KB, 18 pages)
 

Amplify the Voice of Mental Health Clients: How Disability and Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Communities Can Create Change Together!

David Oaks, Mind Freedom International, www.mindfreedom.org

Amplify the Voice of Mental Health Clients: How Disability and Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Communities Can Create Change Together! (16MB, 1 page)
Proposal 5-5-12 - draft (20KB, 2 pages)
Remember Independent Activism! Join MFI! (76KB, 1 page)
The Urgent Necessity for More Non-Drug Alternatives in Mental Health Care (47KB, 1 page)

Work & Recovery Workshop

Monica Elwell and Lydia Richard, Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine - Work & Recovery Workshop (1.67MB, 21 pages), Scenarios Activity for Work (38KB, 5 pages), Related websites: www.socialsecurity.gov/redbook, www.cessi.net/ttw, www.cessi.net/WISE, www.yourtickettowork.com]

Behind the MASK: Using the Arts to Challenge Stigma

Richard O. Krzyżanowski - Chairman, Orange County Stigma-Elimination Task Force Consumer Employment Support Specialist, OCHCA. Behind the MASK: Using the Arts to Challenge Stigma (8.19MB, 52 pages)

Making Your Voice Heard: Communicating Your Message Through the Media

Susan Rogers, Director - National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, www.mhselfhelp.org. Making Your Voice Heard: Communicating Your Message Through the Media (3.23MB, 36 pages)

Supported Education: A Summary of Research on Supported Education for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities 1989-2009

Joseph A. Rogers, Executive Director - National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, http://www.mhselfhelp.orgSupported Education: A Summary of Research on Supported Education for Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities 1989-2009 (4.01MB, 38 pages)

History of the Consumer/Survivor Movement

Gayle Bluebird and Sally Zinman - History of the Consumer/Survivor Movement (481KB, 21 pages)

Psychiatric Service Dogs

Training a Psychiatric Service Dog (41KB, 5 pages)

Coming off Medications: A Harm Reduction Approach

By Will Hall, www.willhall.net, www.madnessradio.net.  Download the Harm Reduction Guide free at The Icarus Project website. Recording of the workshop - www.willhall.net/files/ComingOffMedicationsWorkshopAlternatives2010-WillHall.mp3

A Way Out of Madness: Dealing with Your Family After You've Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder

Dorothy Dundas, Will Hall and David Oaks. The book edited by Daniel Mackler and David Morrissey is available at the National Empowerment Center store. Sample chapter by Dorothy W. Dundas - Attachments Lost and Found (25KB, 9 pages). Sample chapter by Will Hall - Life After Family.

Psychosis Dharma Community

Ed Daigu Knight, PhD,CPRP; Will Hall, peer psychotherapist.  Psychosis Dharma Community (363KB, 10 pages)

The Gardens at St. Elizabeths: A National Memorial of Recovered Dignity

Recovered Dignity video featuring Rosalynn Carter and others, who share the story of cemetery restorations led by consumers. Presented by Peter Ashenden and Sherry Jenkins Tucker.

Short Version of 'Recovered Dignity',(10 minutes). Long version of 'Recovered Dignity'

Recovery Dialogue for the video “Recovered Dignity", Notes to the Facilitator. Website - www.memorialofrecovereddignity.org

Taking Charge to Promote Wellness

Lauren Spiro, Peggy Swarbrick, Sherry J. Tucker, Charles Willis. Taking Charge to Promote Wellness (838KB, 37 pages)

Ticket to Work and Work Incentives

Tom Gloss and David Jones. Ticket to Work and Work Incentives (954KB, 38 pages)

Trauma-Informed Peer Engagement: Making Meaning of Our Lives

Mary Blake, SAMHSA; Chery Sharpe, On Our Own of Maryland. Trauma-Informed Peer Engagement: Making Meaning of Our Lives (4.82MB, 63 pages). www.onourownmd.org, www.mentalhealthpeers.com

HEROES Project

Health Education for Resiliency through Optimal Experience Strategies (304KB, 25 pages), Vanessa Jean Landau www.heroesprojectusa.com

The Art of Facilitating Self-Determination: Well Beyond Recovery

Stephen Pocklington, Debbie Andersen, John Woodruff, The Art of Facilitating Self-Determination: Well Beyond Recovery (279KB, 7 pages), The Companion Way (51KB, 2 pages), www.wellbeyondrecovery.com

Complementary Medicine in the Mental Health Treatment of Latinos

Leticia Villarreal Sosa and Rebeca Davila. Complementary Medicine in the Mental Health Treatment of Latinos: Creating a New Dialogue (8.82MB, 27 pages)

Tobacco, Past and Present: Social Justice Implications for the Mental Health Community

Mary Hogden, DeWitt Buckingham, Alicia Nix, Susan Andraki. Tobacco, Past and Present: Social Justice Implications for the Mental Health Community (7.31MB, 19 pages)

Learning Community to Expand Use of Certified Peer Specialists Teaching Whole Health in Texas

Dennis Bach, Eileen Rosen, Tammy Heinz - Learning Community to Expand Use of Certified Peer Specialists Teaching Whole Health in Texas (674KB, 52 pages)

Developing a Peer Support, Leadership and Education Program in Puerto Rico’s Public System of Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services

Ángel L. Cortés-Cruz, B.A., C.P.S.—Assmca--Puerto Rico, David Gonzalez, Senior Consultant, Recovery xChange, N.Y.-L.A., Violeta Figueroa-Robleto, B.A., C.P.S.—Assmca--Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Presentation (45KB, 3 pages)

Encouraging Exercise through Movement, Ice- Breakers, and Games with Free and Cheap Equipment

Cathy Clemens. 10 Habits Which Will Improve Your Life (93KB, 7 pages), The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, General Exercise Guidelines (145KB, 2 pages), Handout (44KB, 6 pages), Summarized Movement Suggestions (256KB, 3 pages)

Mental Health Advocacy in Troubled Times

Colleen Horton, Tammy Heinz - Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Mental Health Advocacy in Troubled Times (150KB, 25 pages)

Turning Up the Volume of the Consumer Voice: Building the Consumer Quality Team of Maryland

Joanne Meekins, Kathryn (Katie) Rouse, Consumer Quality Team of Maryland (CQT), www.cqtmd.org. Turning Up the Volume of the Consumer Voice...(611KB, 27 pages)

Human Rights in Rhyme and Reason

Naomiruth Pinson, Ark of Healing, Ark of Resistance! (35KB, 6 pages), Many Thousands Gone (19KB, 4 pages), Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment (29KB, 6 pages)

Systems Advocacy 201

Debbie Plotnick, Corey Rogers. Advanced Systems Advocacy (10.28MB, 18 pages), Resources described within presentation may be accessed directly on our webpage at http://sites.google.com/a/mhasp.org/systemsadvocacyresources.

Exploring Intimacy: Cultivating Healthy Relationships through Insight and Intuition

Suzann Robins - www.suzannrobins.com

Developing Your Art Practice into a Self-Supporting Business to Promote Social Justice

Corinna West, Gayle Bluebird, Mike Skinner, Ed Pazicky. Developing Your Art Practice into a Self-Supporting Business to Promote Social Justice (156KB, 8 pages)

Success stories from the Developing World on Recovery and the Improvement of Social Justice

Corinna West, Success stories from the Developing World on Recovery and the Improvement of Social Justice (514KB, 15 pages)

Sweet, Grace, The Phenomenon of Laughter in Recovery Workshop

Grace has adapted Laughter Yoga exclusively for Mental Health toward recovery & resilient wellness. This workshop is an introduction to Laughter Bridges Leader Certification training. www.averagemiracles.org and The Phenomenon of Laughter in Recovery...!

Dealing with Crisis in Non-coercive Ways - Intentional Peer Support As an Opportunity for Systems Restructuring

Chris Hansen - An Alternative Crisis Response Using Intentional Peer Support (317KB, 24 pages), Sustaining Intentional Peer Support in Crisis Alternatives (24KB, 3 pages), Defining Outcomes for Peer Crisis Response (25KB, 3 pages), Crisis as an Opportunity for Growth and Change (58KB, 3 pages)

Intentional Peer Support: Healthy, Healing and Growing Relationships Create Healthy, Healing and Inclusive Communities

Chris Hansen, Ann Rider - Intentional Peer Support as Social Change (109KB, 6 pages), An Alternative Crisis Response Using Intentional Peer Support (317KB, 24 pages)

Alternatives 2010 is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration