Recovery Links

“People who have shown significant or complete recovery from severe mental illness… have cited hope as an extraordinarily important component in their recovery. Part of the recovery was being around people who saw their condition as not permanent, a condition from which they could take increasing control of their life and reestablish a place in society.”

[Doctor Daniel B. Fisher, Empowerment Model of Recovery from Severe Mental Illness]








12 Steps


NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness – National Information Hotline

NAMI FloridaNAMI CollierNAMI LeeNAMI Charlotte

USPRA: US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

National Mental Health AssociationSelf Help Clearing House

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA ADS Center Acceptance, Dignity & Social Inclusion – SAMHSA Publications

STAR Center Support-Technical Assistance-Resources

NTRC: National Training and Resource Center Self Determination Page

Wellbeing & Strength Finder Resources

Self-Directed Care

What is SDC? FloridaSDC Circuit 20 Flier

Texas Self-Directed Care

FloridaSDC Circuit 4

FloridaSDC Circuit 4 Advisory Council

Peer Support

Southwest Florida Peer Connect – SWFPC AgendaSWFPC Flyer SWPFC Minutes

Copeland Wellness & Recovery Center

Peer Support & Crisis Alternatives

DBSA: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

National Empowerment Website


Treatment Advocacy Center

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities

Americans With Disabilities Act

HIPAA Health Info Privacy Rights

JCAHO Patient Safety Complaints

Department of Health License Verification

Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities


VA National Center for PTSD

National Center for Trauma Informed Care

PTSD – Gateway to Info

Sidran Institute Traumatic Stress Education And Advocacy

Child Trauma Academy

Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

International Society for the Study of Dissociation


FaithNet NAMI

American Association of Pastoral Counselors

Celebrate Recovery

Christian Recovery International

Depression Connection

Health and Human Services Center for Faith Based & Community Initiatives

Mental Health Ministries

Pathways to Promise

Twelve Step Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

Al Anon / Alateen

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Solitary Journey Into Community by Gordon A. Magill

“The goal of FloridaSDC is to respect and promote self-determination, recovery and full community inclusion for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and who depend on government subsidized mental wellness services.

“In its simplest form recovery can be defined as improving, mending, healing and renewal. Recovery is about developing individual’s strengths and assets and giving individual’s the room, support and confidence to do so in the process. Recovery is about overcoming the adverse effects of mental illness that may have hampered the ability to fulfill personal life goals.

“The ultimate goal of the FloridaSDC program is to give participants the opportunity to design and travel a personalized road to recovery from the adverse effects of mental illness to that they can return to a productive lifestyle.

“The experience of mental illness is traumatic in and of itself, and often—and unfortunately—the treatment for mental illness can also be traumatic.

“Trauma informed care recognizes “…the survivor’s need to be respected, informed, connected, and hopeful regarding their own recovery; the interrelation between trauma and symptoms of trauma e.g. substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, etc.; and the need to work in a collaborative way with survivors and also with family and friends of the survivor and with other human services agencies in a manner that will empower survivors and consumers.

Recovery is possible! Recovery can be expected! Believe You Can Recover! by Cindy Highsmith Myron

  1. Page Operational Policies & Procedures For The Florida Self-Directed Care FloridaSDC Program Revised July
  2. Page Operational Policies & Procedures For The Florida Self-Directed Care FloridaSDC Program Revised July
  3. Page FloridaSDC Purchasing Policy and Guidlines Revised March
  4. Page NAMI Peer-to-Peer Revised .
  5. SAMHSA‘S National Mental Health Information Center: Trauma Informed Care.



FloridaSDC Circuit 20 is administered by NAMI of Collier County, and is funded by the Florida DCF.
Florida Self-Directed Care Circuit 20, 1650 Medical Lane Suite 2, Fort Myers Florida 33907
Message Line: (239) 936-4318 – Fax: (239) 936-7140 – voice@flsdc.org

FloridaSDC Circuit 20 Serves Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, & Glades Counties.
Program Coordinator David Sarchet, LMHC – Data Specialist Mila Collett
Life Coaches Susan Sholle-Martin, Chamelon McFarlane & Megan Cobb
Office Hours Mon – Fri 9 am-5:00 pm

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