Recovery and Resiliency
Recovery and Resiliency: Magellan's Core Treatment
A rewarding job. A meaningful relationship with family and
friends. A home of your own. A fulfilling life in the community.
Most of us take these things for granted, but for many individuals
challenged by mental health or substance abuse issues they are
dreams yet to be realized and life goals yet to be met. Cultivating
a strengths-based, recovery-oriented system of care that allows
individuals to achieve their goals is one of Magellan's highest
Read on for more about our focus on recovery and resiliency.
Resiliency: All people have qualities
that enable us to rebound from adversity, trauma, tragedy, or other
stresses and to go on with life with a sense of mastery, competency
Recovery: All people living with
behavioral health conditions have the capacity to learn, grow, and
change, and can achieve a life filled with meaning and purpose.
We believe that every individual and family has the ability to
learn and grow. We support a philosophy of wellness that focuses on
personal strengths, building hope and offering choices. Our focus
on resiliency and recovery means that we help individuals and
- A sense of belonging
- A safe place to live
- Days filled with purpose
- Skills to achieve wellness
- A strong voice in our own lives
- Hope and confidence in ourselves and our future
Core resiliency and recovery components within all of
- Demonstrate appreciation for the individuals and families we
- Respect culture and language and communicate effectively.
- Discover and support the strengths, skills, and attributes of
- Think holistically about all areas of people's lives - their
physical health, mental health, addictions, culture, ethnicity,
education, language, work, social relationships, housing status,
- Focus on the recipients' self-determined readiness.
- Offer meaningful choices.
- Optimize peer and family supports as well as natural
- Promote self-confidence in others.
- Celebrate and share stories of success, especially those that
foster hope and empowerment.
- Measure, monitor and improve.
- Create opportunities for service recipients and their families
to play major roles in planning, delivering and evaluating
- Model these principles in our actions, language and
Interested in learning more about our recovery and resiliency
principles? Visit our Recovery &
Resiliency e-Learning Center, or check out the
Building Resiliency in Intensive Psychiatric Rehab
Tools & Resources from
our National Partners:
National Alliance on Mental
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Recovery
Iowa Federation of Families for
Children's Mental Health
Office of Consumer Affairs
Co-occurring Disorder 12-Step Support
Recovery and Community Integration
of Peer Specialists
Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability at the
University of Illinois at Chicago
National Resource Center on
Psychiatric Advance Directives
of Recovery Resources at Boston University Center for Psychiatric
SAMHSA's National Mental
Health Information Center (resources & publications
available at no cost)
Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion
Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
UPenn Collaborative on