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  • The Canadian Mental Health Consumer / Survivors’ Lexicon of Recovery (PDF)

  • Disabled Peoples International e-update - 5 September 2008 (HTML format)

  • globeandmail.com Special Series: Breakdown: Canada's Mental Health Crisis  (External Link)

  • YouTube: Dr. Daniel Fisher on Hope & Recovery (External Link)

  • Assessing Spiritual & Religious People by Philip Dodgson, Southdown Institute (MS PowerPoint format)
     

  • The Ethics of Evidence-Based Psychiatry by Mona Gupta  Departments of Psychiatry, University of Toronto & Women’s College Hospital (MS PowerPoint format)
     

  • Spirituality and Recovery from Mental Illness by Chris Summerville (PDF format)
     

  • Working with the Suicidal Patient: A Guide for Health Care Professionals by the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction, Simon Fraser University (PDF format)
     

  • Hope & Healing: A Practical Guide for Survivors of Suicide by the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction, Simon Fraser University (PDF format)
     

  • Coping with Suicidal Thoughts by the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction, Simon Fraser University (PDF format)
     

  • Directory of Self-Help Groups in Nova Scotia 2007 by the Self-Help Connection (External Link)
     

  • Mental Health Minute: Improving Mental Health Services Through Informed Choice: A Bottom-Up Approach to Changing Provider Behaviour (PDF Format: Summary; Guidelines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
     

  • The Consumers In Action (CIA) Project (External Link)
     

  • From Victim to Survivor by Loïse Forest (PDF format)
     

  • Stigma and discrimination in mental health services by Loïse Forest (PDF format)
     

  • Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2006 (HRSDC) (External Link)
     

  • The Mental Health: Evidence and Research team (MER) at WHO (External Link)
     

  • The Mental Health Foundation (UK) (External Link)
     

  • International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership backgrounder (PDF format)
     

  • International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (External Link)
     

  • Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health (External Link)
     

  • The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse (US) Resources page (External Link)
     

  • CBC News In Depth -- "Depression: An illness, not a weakness" (PDF format)
     

  • "Depression and work impairment" by Heather Gilmour, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, and Scott B. Patten, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry, University of Calgary (PDF format)
     

  • Consumer Participation and Capacity Building Resources from Partnership for Consumer Empowerment (PCE) Manitoba (External Link)
     

  • Infusing Recovery-Based Principles into Mental Health Services: A White Paper by People who are New York State Consumers, Survivors, Patients and Ex-Patients (PDF format)
     

  • "Self Determination: The Time Has Come" by Peter C. Ashenden and Amy Colesante (PDF format)
     

  • "Talking back to psychiatry: Resistant identities in the psychiatric consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement" by Linda Joy Morrison (PDF format)
     

  • Self-directed Recovery Workbook: Building Personal Responsibility and Self-Determination by Partnership for Consumer Empowerment and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba Division (PDF format)
     

  • "Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect on Quality of Life of Second- vs First-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs in Schizophrenia" by Peter B. Jones, MD, PhD; Thomas R. E. Barnes, MD, DSc; Linda Davies, MSc; Graham Dunn, PhD; Helen Lloyd, BA; Karen P. Hayhurst, MSc; Robin M. Murray, MD, DSc; Alison Markwick, BA; Shoˆn W. Lewis, MD (PDF format)
     

  • "Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood: a neurodevelopmental perspective on A.A. Milne" by Sarah E. Shea, Kevin Gordon, Ann Hawkins, Janet Kawchuk, Donna Smith (PDF format)
     

  • "Darkness Calls" - a comic book on suicide prevention for youth, visual learners and hard to reach populations by Steve Sanderson and The Healthy Aboriginal Network (PDF format)
     

  • The Patient As A Policy Factor: A Historical Case Study Of The Consumer/Survivor Movement In Mental Health by Nancy Tomes (PDF format)
     

  • Disquieting Aspects of the Recovery Paradigm by Faith B. Dickerson, Ph.D., M.P.H. (PDF format)
     

  • The Top Ten Concerns About Recovery Encountered in Mental Health System Transformation by Larry Davidson, Ph.D. , Maria O'Connell, Ph.D. , Janis Tondora, Psy. D., Thomas Styron, Ph.D. , Karen kangas, Ed.D. (PDF format)
     

  • The National Network for Mental Health - A Fine Example of Peer Support and Leadership both by and for Consumer/Survivors across Canada! an article in Le-Parentaire by Daniel Gélinas and Loïse Forest (External Link)
     

  • Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 1 Spring 2006 (PDF format)
     

  • Self-help groups for individuals who experience mental distress: Proceedings of a self-help group members' symposium and a review of selected literature by the Mental Health Foundation and Rethink (PDF format)
     

  • OUT OF THE SHADOWS AT LAST Transforming Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction Services in Canada
    Part 1 (PDF format) - Part 2 (PDF format)
     

  • DE L’OMBRE À LA LUMIÈRE La transformation des services concernant la santé mentale, la maladie mentale et la toxicomanie au Canada (External Link)
     

  • Antidepressant Skills Workbook by Mheccu & The University of British Columbia (External Link)
     

  • Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens by Mheccu & The University of British Columbia (External Link)
     

  • Nonprofit Resources from waterlooregion.org (External Link)
     

  • Corporations Canada - Legislation and other related documents (External Link)
     

  • Community Treatment Orders: Alternatives by Susan Friday, Vancouver/Richmond Mental Health Network (PDF format)
     

  • Free Management Library (a library covering many topics relating to non-profits) (External Link)
     

  • Ontario Mental Health Implementation Task Force (MHITF) Reports (External Link)
     

  • Fast Tips for Facilitators by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (PDF format)
     

  • Consumer/Survivor Initiatives: Impact, Outcomes & Effectiveness (PDF format)
     

  • A Compendium of Recovery and Recovery-Related Instruments Volume 2 by the Human Services Research Institute (PDF format)
     

  • A Compendium of Recovery and Recovery-Related Instruments Volume 1 by the Human Services Research Institute (PDF format)
     

  • The Word Health Organization on Mental Health (External Link)
     

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  • What You Need to Know About Mental Health: A Tool for Managers by the Conference Board of Canada (PDF format)
     

  • The Only Way Out Is Through Twelve ways to heal depression and find the true self by Kenneth Porter, M.D. (PDF format)
     

  • The Canadian Mental Health Consumer/ Survivors’ Lexicon of Recovery (PDF format)
     

  • “Kia Mauri Tau!” Narratives of Recovery from Disabling Mental Health Problems by the University Of Waikato Mental Health Narratives Project (PDF format)
     

  • Acting on What We Know: Preventing Youth Suicide in First Nations by the Advisory Group on Suicide Prevention (PDF format)
     

  • Aboriginal Mental Health: ‘What Works Best’ by Vicki Smye And Bill Mussell (PDF format)
     

  • Louise Arbour at LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture 2005 (PDF format)
     

  • The Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research (CCSR) (PDF format) (External Link)
     

  • Mental Health Literacy: A Review Of The Literature by Bourget Consulting for the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (PDF format)
     

  • A research report on the Role of Consumer Driven Disability Organizations in the Non-profit Sector by Peggy Hutchison, Susan Arai, Alison Pedlar, John Lord (PDF format)
     

  • Express Yourself! Assessing Self-Determination In Your Life Prepared By Judith A. Cook, PhD, Carol Petersen, Ma, And Jessica A. Jonikas, MA (PDF format)
     

  • Self-Determination Framework For People With Psychiatric Disabilities by University of Illinois National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability (PDF format)
     

  • National Self-Determination and Psychiatric Disability Invitational Conference: Conference Papers by University of Illinois National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability (PDF format)
     

  • Recovery, Employment And Rehabilitation Services by Mental Health Day Support Work Group (PDF format)
     

  • Recovery: Changing From A Medical Model To A Psychosocial Rehabilitation Mode by Mark Ragins, M.D. (PDF format)
     

  • Raising Difficult Issues with Your Service Provider by University of Illinois National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability (PDF format)
     

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An Empowerment-based Approach to Mental Health Services by Layne K. Stromwall and Donna Hurdle (PDF format)
     

  • Peer Support/Peer Provided Services Underlying Processes, Benefits, and Critical Ingredients by Phyllis Solomon (PDF format)
     

  • Patterns of Regional Mental Illness Disorder Diagnoses and Service Use in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study by University of Manitoba (PDF format)
     

  • Self-Determination Among Mental Health Consumers/Survivors: Using Lessons from the Past to Guide the Future by Judith A. Cook, Ph.D. and Jessica A. Jonikas, M.A. (PDF format)
     

  • Empowerment Issues in Services to Individuals With Disabilities by David Hagner and Joseph Marrone (PDF format)
     

  • The Dynamics Of Disclosure: Its Impact On Recovery And Rehabilitation by Ruth O. Ralph (PDF format)
     

  • The Journey to Recovery – The Government’s vision for mental health care by Department of Health England (PDF format)
     

  • Emerging Best Practices in Mental Health Recovery by National Institute for Mental Health in England (PDF format)
     

  • This Is Your Life! Creating Your Self-Directed Life Plan prepared by Jessica A. Jonikas, M.A., and Judith A. Cook, Ph.D.  (PDF format)
     

  • Mental Health Reform for Canada in the 21st Century: Getting There from Here by Senator Kirby -  Queen’s University Kingston (PDF format)
     

  • One in Seven Hospitalizations in Canada Involve Patients Diagnosed With Mental Illness (External Link)
     

  • LGBT Communities and Substance Use - What Health Has To Do With It! A REPORT ON CONSULTATIONS WITH LGBT COMMUNITIES (PDF format)
     

  • Research Report on Role of Consumer Driven Disability Organizations in the Non-profit Sector (PDF format)
     

  • Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative (CCMHI) Consumer Report (PDF format)
     

  • The Conference Board of Canada Employability Skills 2000+ (PDF format)
     

  • Board Policy Manuals: Key to Effective Governance by Thomas C. Abbott CAE * (PDF format)
     

  • Building Strong Boards Through Sound Recruitment by Heather Edwards John Graham and Tim Plumptre * (PDF format)
     

  • Corporate Governance Failure: What Associations Must Learn by Bruce Joyce FCA * (PDF format)
     

  • Let's Talk About…The Staff Role in Recruiting and Selecting Board Members * by Donald G. Evans (PDF format)
     

  • The Necessity of Teamwork: The Chief Elected Officer and the Chief Staff Officer by Donald G. Evans * (PDF format)
     

  • Checklist to Guide Your Recruitment and Retention Efforts by Alan K. Leahigh (PDF format)
     

  • Members for Keeps by Arlene Farber Sirkin and Michael P. McDermott (PDF format)
     

  • Employer-Supported Volunteering by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (PDF format)
     

  • The Benefits of Volunteering by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (PDF format)
     

  • Understanding Canadian Volunteers by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (PDF format)
     

  • Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation - Repository of Recovery Resources (External Link)
     

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Mental Health Recovery (External Link)
     

  • National Empowerment Center (External Link)
     

  • Recovery from Severe Mental Illnesses: Research Evidence and Implications for Practice (External Link)

 

 * -- Article originally appeared in Association Magazine, published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives. Reprinted with permission.