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Mental Health/Mental Illness IP Project



The purpose of this recovery literature project is to create an approval draft of a mental health/mental illness IP for members.

Background information: The 2016 World Service Conference (WSC) passed a motion to frame a project plan for submission in the WSC 2018 Conference Approval Track materials. To assist with framing the project plan and to gather members’ thoughts, a survey was distributed to the Fellowship. During 2016–2018, we received 794 completed surveys.

WSC 2018 approved the project plan and rated its priority as important. Initially we will use the survey input as resource material for the workgroup. This one piece of input sums up some of the main ideas that may be beneficial to be included in the IP:

“Although the specifics of mental health recovery in my life may be outside issues (medication, therapy, other treatment options), dealing with my mental health issues and recovery in this arena is as critical to my ability to stay clean and work a program of recovery in Narcotics Anonymous as living powerlessly, surrender, and finding a power greater than me.”

Once the workgroup meets, we will gather additional input for key areas that have been identified by the workgroup. We anticipate soliciting additional input from members of the Fellowship in the fall of 2018.

We anticipate releasing a review and input draft of the informational pamphlet in February 2019, and it will be available for Fellowship review for ninety days. We welcome and value your input. Please share your thoughts and questions with us at worldboard@na.org

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