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Using recovery-oriented language

Recovery Orientated Language Guide

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) has produced theĀ Recovery Orientated Language Guide, a resource that demonstrates the importance of using trauma-informed, recovery-oriented language to provide support and convey optimism. Included in the Guide is updated information on topics such as:

  • concepts of recovery across the lifespan
  • cultural diversity
  • talking about suicide
  • best practice language guidelines.

The guide also offers examples of outdated language and provides suggested alternatives.

Access the guide


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