Durham Mental Health Services, the Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA), and Lakeridge Health Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of Pathway to Recovery: A Guidebook for Families Navigating the Mental Health System in Durham Region.
This comprehensive resource is intended both for family members and for individuals who experience mental health issues. The book continues to evolve with the latest, pertinent information to help increase knowledge of available supports, ultimately helping individuals expand their support network as their recovery progresses.
Featuring inspiring testimonials about personal recovery as well as original art from artists with lived experience of mental health issues, the book offers accurate, relevant information that meets family and individual needs. It includes chapters on “Coping with Crisis,” “Medication and Other Treatment Options,” “Legal Issues,” “Housing Issues,” and much, much more.
The fourth edition was developed utilizing family and professional representation. “As we reviewed and revamped every aspect of the book, it was key to have Sylvie Niles’ input on how to organize the material and on what to include,” say DMHS Program Coordinator Mark Bouwmeester. “Her input, along with the professional point-of-views at the table, helped to make it the most useful resource it could be for families and for individuals.”
Mireille Huneault, Health Promoter and Educator with CMHA Durham, says, “As a health promoter, I am pleased to be able to offer this book to organizations and individuals alike, who require a clear, easy-to-read roadmap of the services provided in Durham. The feedback from previous editions has been positive. Congratulations to the many partners who have made this book possible.”
To obtain a copy of the 4th edition of Pathway to Recovery: A Guidebook for Families Navigating the Mental Health System in Durham Region, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or you can reach out by phone to CMHA Durham at 905-436-8760 or DMHS at 905-666-0831, ext. 3221.