A tool for groups and individuals

Workbook cover

With the rise of the recovery movement over the past thirty years, more hope exists now than ever before for people diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) to live full, meaningful lives. Based on research showing that an enhanced sense of self can facilitate recovery from mental illness, Dr. Victor Ashear developed Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness.

This workbook, designed for use by groups and individuals, guides users through questions and exercises to encourage increased awareness and acceptance of the self and the effects of mental illness. By actively responding to the questions, users can better organize their thinking and engage in behaviors that will improve quality of life. The following video offers author insights into recovery and using the workbook.