Mental Health in Recovery


We are writing with exciting news. The review draft of the Mental Health in Recovery informational pamphlet (IP) is posted on the NAWS website!  This IP is intended to support members in recovery who face mental health challenges.

Project Background:

This project stemmed from both a regional motion and the literature survey in the Conference Agenda Report. WSC 2016 approved a motion: “That the NA World Board develop a project plan which includes a budget and timeline to create an information pamphlet specifically about mental illness and recovery for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference.” The Conference supported this motion (93-17-1), and the mental health pamphlet received a high priority ranking in the WSC literature survey. WSC 2018 approved a plan for the project, and the World Board formed a workgroup to develop the IP.

Draft Information

Prior to the formation of the project workgroup, we had received 792 pieces of input from members in 26 countries. We are pleased to be able to reflect much of what we heard in this draft. The pamphlet draft has topic headings to assist members who have specific concerns. Some important points are restated in the pamphlet to emphasize their significance. Because this IP is intended to reflect and support the experience of our members, we have included quotes from individual members and NA recovery literature.

Review and Input Questions

This pamphlet is primarily intended to help members in recovery who face mental health challenges. We have included a list of questions about the draft in the cover memo.  Focusing your input on these questions will help us to make the draft more useful and beneficial to members. Thank you very much for your help in creating NA literature.

We will accept your input in whatever form it is offered. However, we prefer you to fill out the online form if possible:

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