Consumer-operated self-help centers

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Consumer-operated services (COS) are viewed as a legitimate alternative for mental health consumers living in the community. This article provides an overview of, outlines a consumer-operated self-help center model that has evolved in New Jersey, and illustrates how it has become a viable component of the mental health system. The goal is to inspire psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners to create COS alternatives as part of their state-run services transformation efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric rehabilitation journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


  • Consumer-operated services
  • Peer support model
  • Self-help centers


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