We encourage policymakers, program administrators, advocates, family members, and mental health service users to learn more about mental health self-direction and how it can work in their state.
Find out what people in your community need. Talk with self-direction program administrators in other states, as well as with regional and national offices of SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding funding options.
And check out the research and resources available from these and other organizations conducting national research:
Applied Self Direction
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
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University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Center on Integrated Health Care & Self-Directed Recovery
Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
Teri Henderson, CPRP, SDC Program Coordinator, Aging True - Community Senior Services
Deborah Monroe, CPSS/RC Recovery Concepts
Pam Werner, Manager, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Don Zalucki, Director, Bureau of Program and Policy Development, Office of Mental Health
Joseph Rogers, Chief Advocacy Officer, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Dena Stoner, Senior Policy Advisor, Health and Human Services Commission, Medical and Social Services Division, Behavioral Health Services Section
Pam Bennett, LCSW, Adult Mental Health Program Administrator, Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health