Core Values, Recovery Principles, and the NSSP – The Way Forward

Core Values and recovery

Core Value Recovery Principles7 NSSP Concepts
Foster hope and help people find meaning and purpose in life “Recovery emerges from hope.”

“Hope is the catalyst of the recovery process.”

“Positive messages of recovery and hope”

“Recovery-oriented services”

Preserve dignity and counter stigma, shame, and discrimination “Recovery is based on respect.” “Foster positive dialogue, counter shame, prejudice, and silence.”
Connect people to peer supports “Recovery is supported by peers and allies.” “Appropriate peer support … holds a similar potential for helping those at risk for suicide.”

“Providers should develop linkages with … peer support services.”

Promote community connectedness “Recovery is supported through relationship and social networks” “Connectedness to others is another key protective factor”

“Increasing collaboration among providers”

Engage and support family and friends “Recovery involves individuals, family, and community strengths and responsibility.” “Effectively engage families and concerned others”

“Provide appropriate clinical care to individuals affected by a suicide attempt…”

Respect and support cultural, ethnic, and/or spiritual beliefs and traditions “Recovery is culturally-based and influenced.”

“Recovery is holistic.”

“Be tailored to the cultural and situational contexts”

“Grounded in a full understanding of and respect for the cultural context”

Promote choice and collaboration in care “Recovery occurs via many pathways”

“Recovery is person-driven”

“Person- and relationship-centered care …”

“Patient is actively engaged in making choices”

Provide timely access to care and support <not addressed> “Increase access to and delivery of effective programs and services”

“Promote timely access …”

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