People recover from mental illness. The Evidence is the men and women living fulfilled lives, supported by their communities. It is the people sharing stories of their mental health recovery journey and extending a hand to help others.
The Evidence is YOU when you stand as a living example of recovery. It is YOU when you honor human potential and inspire hope; when you create opportunities and offer encouragement.
I’m the Evidence/Mental Health Campaign (ITE/MH) is a campaign to raise awareness about how each of us can positively impact the lives of people in mental health recovery, by honoring human potential, creating opportunities, and offering encouragement.
ITE/MH invites you to join us in celebrating people who are the living Evidence of mental health recovery, as well as those individuals, organizations, and communities that offer support and hope along the journey.
To learn more about mental health recovery, read the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Working Definition of Recovery from Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders.
- Increase awareness of recovery. ITE/MH aims to increase awareness that people recover from mental illness.
- Engage individuals, organizations, and communities in the support of recovery. ITE/MH seeks to engage individuals, organizations, and communities in the support of recovery, by honoring human potential and inspiring hope, creating opportunities, and offering encouragement.
- Celebrate individuals, organizations, and communities that support recovery. ITE/MH celebrates people who are living examples of recovery, and the individuals, organizations, and communities that support recovery.
The ITE/MH poem expresses the values at the heart of the Campaign: belief, hope, giving, connectedness, action, example, encouragement, and possibility. We honor and celebrate everyone who lives and supports these values.
The ITE/MH Campaign gives special thanks to the PA Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for living the values of the Campaign and providing partial funding support.