following guiding principles formed the basis for the development of The
Recovery Process Model and Emerging Best Practices.
The consumer directs the recovery process; therefore, consumer input is essential throughout the process.
The Mental Health System must be aware of its tendency to enable and encourage consumer dependency.
Consumers are able to recover more quickly when their:
Individual differences are considered and valued across their life span.
Recovery from mental illness is most effective when a holistic approach is considered.
In order to reflect current "best practices," there is a need to merge all intervention models, including Medical, Psychological, Social and Recovery.
The clinicians' initial emphasis on "hope" and the ability to develop trusting relationships influences the consumer's recovery.
Clinicians operate from a strengths/assets model.
Clinicians and consumers collaboratively develop a recovery management plan. This plan focuses on the interventions that will facilitate recovery and the resources that will support the recovery process.
Family involvement may enhance the recovery process. The consumer defines his/her family unit.
Mental health services are most effective when delivery is within the context of the consumer's community.
Community involvement as defined by the consumer is important to the recovery process.