January 2004

Grant Results

SUMMARY

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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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Production of Videotapes on Self-Management of Psychiatric Symptoms

Grantee

Mental Illness Education Project (Brighton,  MA)

  • Amount: $ 25,000
    Dates: September 2001 to July 2002
    ID#:  042044

Contact

Linda M. Gordon
(617) 562-1111
gordon37@aol.com

Web Site

http://www.miepvideos.org

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Audio-Visuals and Computer Software

The Creating Wellness Series: The Wellness Recovery Action Plan. 32-minute self-help video on managing psychiatric symptoms. Brookline Village, Mass.: The Mental Illness Education Project, Inc. 400 copies sold through July 2003.

The Creating Wellness Series: The Wellness Toolbox. 28-minute self-help video on managing psychiatric symptoms. Brookline Village, Mass.: The Mental Illness Education Project, Inc. 391 copies sold through July 2003.

World Wide Web Sites

www.miepvideos.org. The Mental Illness Education Project, Inc. Web site has a catalog of products, including The Wellness Recovery Action Plan and The Wellness Toolbox. Brighton, Mass.

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Report prepared by: Antonia Sunderland
Reviewed by: Lori De Milto
Reviewed by: Marian Bass
Program Officer: Doriane C. Miller