Better. Mental. Health. Nature Journal

A new joint project of The Conservation Foundation and Recovery International combines cognitive-behavioral mental health tools with images of nature from northern Illinois parks. Find relief during these stressful times with a walk in the woods, thoughtful and calming tools, and journaling or doodling! Released in time for May, Mental Health Awareness Month, the 88-page…

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New Anti-Stress Program Serves Youth

New Anti-Stress Program Serves Youth Power Your Mind: Tools to Build Resilience, a new workbook that uses graphic novel panels to illustrate stressful situations and healthy ways of coping, has been released by Recovery International (RI) to help children, teens, and emerging adults deal with feelings of anxiety, anger, or depression. “Being a teenager can…

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80th Year Celebration

Recovery International Celebrates 80th Year   Recovery International—the “granddaddy” of non-profit mental health self-help groups—is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a year-long series of local, regional and national activities. Often imitated, we are the original. Initially founded as The Association of Former Mental Patients and Their Relatives in 1937, it soon changed its name to…

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