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Tell us your views on the working definition of recovery from mental and substance use disorders. What do you like about the definition, and what changes do you suggest?

Recovery from either emotional or substance abuse disorders must include family and social supports.

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    Jill Shepard EricksonJill Shepard Erickson shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Jill Shepard EricksonJill Shepard Erickson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the Child Mental Health Systems of Care movement, the diagnostic criteria is "serious emotional disturbance". And it is necessary to consider resiliency in terms of protective factors for children and youth to prevent mental health disorders.

      • Pam OsbornePam Osborne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wherever possible, the phrase Mental Illness should be preceed with substance abuse disorders

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