Texas Resilience and Recovery

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“Hope, Resilience, and Recovery for Everyone” is the vision statement of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division (MHSA) of the Department of State Health Services. This vision is aligned with the national movement to incorporate resilience and recovery-oriented services, supports, practices, and beliefs into publicly-funded mental health service delivery systems.

The MHSA Division acknowledges that adults, children, and youth affected by mental illness and severe emotional disturbance are on a continuum of mental health. They have natural supports and strengths that should be built upon to foster resilience and recovery. Through the promotion of mental health, early intervention, and the provision of quality mental health services, providers have the opportunity to support adults, children, and youth to achieve not only mental health, but also their individual potential. Texas Resilience and Recovery (TRR) is a person-centered approach that moves away from the historical disease-focused model.

Resilience and recovery are fundamental principles of the mental health system. These principles have been incorporated in the selection of available services. Evidence-based and promising practices are an integral part of TRR. Through the use of these practices, the services and supports provided within the mental health system will result in measurable outcomes and ultimately the resilience, recovery, and achievement of mental health of adults, children, and youth.

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Last updated June 23, 2015