Videos Show Self-Help Strategies to Manage Psychiatric Problems

Production of videotapes on self-management of psychiatric symptoms

The Mental Illness Education Project produced two videotapes on self-management of emotional, behavioral or psychiatric challenges. The videotapes accompany a workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., a mental health recovery educator. The Mental Illness Education Project, a nonprofit organization in Brighton, Mass., produces and distributes video-based educational programs and related materials.

Key Results

  • Under the grant, project staff produced Wellness Recovery Action Plan (32 minutes) and The Wellness Toolbox (28 minutes).

    These videos, along with a third video produced earlier (Key Concepts for Mental Health), comprise The Creating Wellness Series, which uses excerpts from Copeland's workshops to present simple, effective self-help strategies for dealing with emotional, behavioral or psychiatric challenges.

    The videos also feature people who have been involved with the mental health system.

    Geared to self-help and support groups as well as individual consumers, people can use the videos separately or together. People can buy the videos online.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $25,000 to support this project, which was conducted from September 2001 to July 2002.

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