For years, people who receive disability-related support services have used self direction to live independently in their communities. Now people with serious mental health conditions are using self direction to transform their lives. A new brochure from the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) at Boston College, Applied Self Direction, and the Human Services Research Institute, Self-Direction in Mental Health: Choice. Recovery. Independence., describes how this approach works, drawing on both the best available research and the experiences of people who are self-directing. This resource is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and builds on efforts of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and others.
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