Grading the States 2009: Documents
Below are pre-release documents and articles related to the upcoming release of Grading the States 2009, a report on the state of our nation's healthcare system for mental illness, produced by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
2008 Consumer and Family Test Drive of Accessible Information from the State Mental Health Authorities
"Recovery is a unique process for each person. It means having a better quality of life, hope, and resiliency."
"Recovery is regaining or developing the abilities one needs to reclaim a constructive place in society in spite of being diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness."
"Any mental health patient is capable of recovery. That is they can achieve optimal functioning with the help of medications, social services, counseling, and assistance with other aspects of their life."