Illness Management and Recovery Worksheet
What is the theory behind this Illness Management and Recovery Worksheet (PDF)?
Illness Management and Recovery empower individuals to make informed decisions about treating and managing their health issues. It teaches them effective coping skills that can help them manage their illness and the recovery process in an effective way. It can include informative sessions on managing stress and persistent symptoms, preventing relapse, seeking support, keeping track of medications, coping skills, behavioral training, etc.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will form a part of an intensive illness management and recovery program designed to help individuals take better care of themselves. This particular worksheet will help them set their recovery goals and write down the actions that can help them get closer to their goals.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet is to be used in the initial sessions of an Illness Management and Recovery program. After a thorough discussion on the importance of determining one’s recovery goals and the process of problem-solving to get to them, individuals should use the worksheet to highlight their own recovery goals and the actions that can help them fulfill them.
You can download this worksheet here.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). Illness Management and Recovery: Practitioner Guides and Handouts. HHS Pub. No. SMA-09-4462, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.