Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC)

Recovery Oriented Language Guide
Quick Reference

New mental health language guide released for Mental Health Month
The language we use and the stories we tell about mental health can carry a sense of hope and possibility or they can reinforce stereotypes and low expectations. Despite the progress we have made as a community, stigma associated with mental health still exists and can be reflected in our language. The way we talk about mental health and the things we express publicly through the media, social media, in our homes and our workplaces can make a difference. To mark Mental Health Week 2021, Mental Health Coordinating Council is releasing a new Recovery Oriented Language Guide: Quick Reference tool to help all of us find the right words.

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