What is Recovery and Resilience?
People can and do recover from mental illness and chemical dependency!
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. (SAMSHA’s Working Definition of Recovery)
In addition to traditional treatments, many individuals and families increase their recovery by reading, using self-help tools, and joining peer support groups and organizations. The following organizations and resources may be helpful to you in learning about recovery and recovery tools.
Where Can I Learn About Recovery and Resilience?
- Mental Health Recovery (Hamilton, Ohio)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Regional Support Network Websites. Look for a link in your area:
- National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
- Bring Change 2 Mind
Which Organizations Provide Information on Mental Health?
Where Can I Learn About Rights and Empowerment?
Where Can I Find Resources for Veterans and their Families?
Where Can I Find Parent and Family Resources?
- A Common Voice
- Changes Parent Support Network
- National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
- Passages (Spokane) - Serving Adults, Family and Youth
Are There Youth Organizations?
Are There Peer Organizations and Support Centers in Washington?
Capital Recovery Center (Olympia)
Where Can I Find Information About Substance Abuse Recovery?
Washington Recovery (alcoholism and chemical dependency)