The Recovery Movement, initiated in the 1990s by mental health consumer groups and leaders, has emerged as a major force in the mental health field. This movement has been gaining strength and promises to impact mental health service delivery through innovations in care that other models of care have not offered. Recent efforts to conceptualize and study recovery empirically have bolstered the movement from a scientific standpoint. This article reviews the growing literature regarding recovery, offers a conceptual framework for understanding recovery, and discusses a specific manner in which systems transformation has begun to occur.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health