Addiction and Mental Illness Recovery
AMH promotes resilience and recovery for people of all ages who experience or are at risk for psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders.
The Addictions and Mental Health Services Division (AMH) recognizes the indisputable value of peer delivered services in transforming a mental health service delivery system that is based on the recovery model. AMH will work with consumers/survivors and stakeholders to develop strategies to increase the use and availability of peer delivered services. The largest funding source for community-based mental health services in Oregon is Medicaid. This document summarizes current Medicaid funding mechanisms for peer delivered services.
Web Site Resources
- A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Web site has information for parents and caring adults on how to help prevent youth substance abuse and promote mental health by improving communication with children--what to know, what to do, and what to say.
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
- Handbook on Sensitive Practice for Health Care Practitioners: Lessons from Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Mental Health Support and Self-Help Groups (The NSDUH Report)
- Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter
Coalition campaigning for human rights and alternatives in mental health
- National Association for Rights, Protection and Advocacy (NARPA)
- NAMI Oregon- NAMI Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.
- National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)- NAMI's mission is to eradicate mental illness and improve the quality of life of those affected by these diseases.
- NAMI Affiliate Finder- National locator for support systems within other states.
- National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations
- National Mental Heatlh Association (NMHA)- NMHA is the nation's oldest and most broad-based mental health citizens' advocacy group.
- National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
- National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center
- National Empowerment Center
- Planning for you mental health treatment- Understand how you can plan your mental health treatment for a time when you may be unable to make your own treatment decisions.
- R.A.P. - Recovery Association Projects
- Recovery Is Everywhere
- Recovery Month - Voices of Recovery
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Resources for Recovery Initiative
- Service User Workforce Development Project - The purpose of this project was to identify, scope and describe these workforce needs, and the gaps and issues unique to service users working in the mental health workforce, in order to provide some evidence and direction for the implementation of Tuutahitia Te Wero. This information is intended to be used for the development of policies and approaches to address the mental health workforce development needs of service users.
- "Smart Recovery"- offers free face-to-face and online mutual help groups
- State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Recovery Initiative Web Page
- Suicide Assistance Resources - Assistance in finding help for children and adults.
- Voices of Problem Gambling recovery