The "Recovery Oriented Systems Indicator," or ROSI, survey looks at what helps mental health recovery and what hinders it to help Virginia provide the best possible mental health services. There are two versions of the survey: One for individuals receiving services that focuses on the things that have helped or hurt their progress during the past six (6) months. The survey is anonymous and does not ask for any identifying information. It is also available in Spanish. There is also a ROSI survey for providers and is meant to profile any local conditions that many help or hinder mental health recovery for individuals in the providers' communities. Click here to learn more about the ROSI surveys.
According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, empowerment is the belief that one has power and control in their life, including their illness. Empowerment also involves taking responsibility for self and advocating for self and others. As consumers grow in their recovery journeys, they gain a greater sense of empowerment in their lives.
Wellness Tools and Techniques for Recovering Individuals
“Self-determination refers to the right of individuals to have full power over their own lives, regardless of presence of illness or disability. It encompasses concepts such as free will, civil and human rights, freedom of choice, independence, personal agency, self-direction, and individual responsibility. Self-determination in the mental health system refers to individuals’ rights to direct their own services, to make the decisions concerning their health and well-being (with help from others of their choice, if desired), to be free from involuntary treatment, and to have a meaningful leadership role in the design, delivery and evaluation of services and supports.”
[Source: The UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability]