Illness Management and Recovery Implementation Resource Kit


Illness Management and Recovery Implementation Resource Kit


This toolkit provides materials for implementing the Illness Management and Recovery Program, which consists of a series of weekly sessions in which mental health practitioners help people who have experienced psychiatric symptoms develop personal strategies for coping with mental illness and moving forward in their lives. The tool kit provides a variety of materials targeted to patients, families, health care practitioners, mental health program leaders, and public mental health authorities.

The toolkit includes the following materials:

  • User’s guide
  • Information about the Illness Management and Recovery Program
  • Implementation
    • Tips for mental health program leaders
    • Tips for public mental health authorities
    • Cultural competence
    • Fidelity scale
    • Using the General Organizational Index for evidence-based practices
    • Monitoring client outcomes
  • Workbook for clinical and practical supervisors, including participant handouts and practitioner guidelines for handouts
  • Information in Spanish
    • Personas que han experimentado síntomas psiquiátricos
    • Los miembros de la familia y otros grupos de apoyo
  • Videotapes
    • Introductory videotape
    • Practice demonstration videotape


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)


Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: March 2007
Last Updated: 09/12/12

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