Wellness self-management: An adaptation of the illness management and recovery program in New York state

Anthony Salerno, Paul Margolies, Andrew Cleek, Michele Pollock, Geetha Gopalan, Carlos Jackson

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Abstract

Wellness Self-Management (WSM) is a recovery-oriented, curriculum-based practice designed to help adults with serious mental health problems make informed decisions and take action to manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. WSM is an adaptation of the illness management and recovery program, a nationally recognized best practice. WSM uses comprehensive personal workbooks for group facilitators and consumers and employs a structured and easy-toimplement group facilitation framework. Currently, more than 100 adult mental health agencies are implementing WSM in New York State. The authors describe the development and key features of WSM and an initiative to promote widespread adoption and sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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