Center to Study Recovery in Social Contexts

The Center to Study Recovery in Social Contexts is an NIMH funded grant to investigate the well being of people with serious mental health issues, especially those who use publicly financed services in New York State. The Center applies a perspective used in economic development, Sen’s Capabilities Framework, to guide research on recovery. We examine real opportunities that people have to do and be what they value within the social contexts of resources, law, custom and policy, taking a Community Based Participatory Research approach that involves members of the mental health community in formulating research questions, designing methods of inquiry, and interpreting findings.

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