The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Davidson County provides educational courses, support groups, and advocacy for individuals with mental health conditions and their support systems. This semester long project included advocacy for occupational therapy’s role in the mental health community, involvement in legislative events, and creation of a comprehensive recovery life skills guide for individuals who have been discharged from psychiatric hospitals. Specifically, this guide assisted them in directed recovery within the home and increased their participation in foundational skills.
Dr. Katy Schmidt
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
mental health; recovery; advocacy; education; guide
Metzger, Natalie, "Life Skills Guide for Supported Recovery for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions & Their Support Systems" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 139.