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Recovery & Resiliency

Recovery and Resiliency: Magellan's Core Treatment Principles

A job you like. Good relationships with family and friends. Being in your own home.  Most of us take these things for granted. But for many people with mental health or substance use problems, these are only dreams.

At Magellan, helping people reach their goals for a better life is a primary focus. That is why recovery and resiliency are at the core of what we do. 

We believe that all people can recover from trauma, tragedy or other stresses. We are all able to go on with life and feel hopeful.  That is resiliency.

We believe that all people can learn, grow and change. We are all able to build a life filled with meaning and purpose. That is recovery.

We help children and families achieve a number of things through resiliency and recovery:

  • A sense of belonging.
  • A safe place to live.
  • Days full of purpose.
  • Skills to get well.
  • A strong voice in their lives.
  • Hope for the future.

We support resiliency and recovery in all of our programs.


  • Appreciate those we serve.
  • Respect culture and language.
  • Communicate well.
  • Support the strengths and skills of others.
  • Think about all areas of people’s lives. This includes their:
    • Physical health
    • Mental health
    • Addictions
    • Background
    • Education
    • Work
    • Relationships
    • Housing status
    • Spirituality
    • And more.
  • Offer meaningful choices.
  • Use peer, family and natural supports.
  • Help others build confidence.
  • Celebrate and share stories of success.
  • Involve individuals and their families in planning, delivering and evaluating services.
  • Measure, monitor and improve.

Do you want to learn more about this topic? Visit e-Learning Center. Or, check out the resources below.

Magellan Video

Building Resiliency in Intensive Psychiatric Rehab

Tools & Resources from Our National Partners

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: Recovery Education Center

Additional Resources

National Association of Peer Specialists

National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability at the University of Illinois at Chicago

National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center (resources & publications available at no cost)

SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)

Collaborative on Community Integration

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Recovery & Resiliency


Magellan has partnered with national experts in behavioral health recovery and resiliency to offer e-courses.