A White Paper
An excerpt from the White Paper, “Infusing Recovery-Based Principles Into Mental Health Services.”
In the winter of 2002, New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) began to work in partnership with people who use or have used mental health services to infuse their perspective into their evidence based practices initiative. At that time, a widespread Evidence-Based Practices (EBP’s) awareness building campaign got underway. This campaign offered education on the national EBP’s trend and focused on NYS’s priority set of EBP’s, which included self-help and empowerment. The goal of this campaign was not only to educate people on this issue, but to seek out input and guidance that would answer the question, “How can NYS OMH infuse recovery- based principles into Evidence-Based Practices?” As the campaign moved forward, over 6,000 people participated in consensus-building dialogues that would create and refine this white paper. In addition to these dialogues, an EBP’s and recovery consumer/survivor steering committee was convened and the involvement of people who are current and former users of mental health services was infused into many of NYS OMH’s internal workgroups.
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