The calendar focuses on personal medicine, a type of self-directed care that allows a person with a serious mental illness to obtain the resources they believe will best support them in achieving their recovery or treatment goals. These resources can include traditional mental health services and medications, or goods and services that focus on reducing stress and increasing engagement in personally meaningful activities. Each month in the Self-Directed Care Calendar features a goal to help users develop their own personal medicine plan and put it into action. The calendar also features real stories from a TU Collaborative study of personal medicine, showing how participants used resources to increase participation as part of their recovery.
Publisher: The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) at Temple University