What are the components of the Dialogue for Recovery program?
NMHA developed Dialogue for Recovery to raise awareness of the need for regular
communication between patients and doctors about medication side-effects. The Dialogue
for Recovery program utilizes several resources to facilitate communication between
patients and their doctors.
A new, user-friendly tool, called the Antipsychotic Side-effects Checklist, or ASC. ASC
is designed to help patients and their doctors easily identify and communicate about
medication side-effects by encouraging them to “ASC” the right questions, so they can
determine which side-effects are most bothersome and whether the treatment needs to be
Other program components include: a brochure and wallet card on how patients can
discuss side-effects with their physicians, a physician fact sheet, a family and
friends guide, and a video featuring patients building relationships with their
physicians and on their road to recovery.
Program components, as well as other useful, free, downloadable resources are available
at NMHA.org. Go to the Dialog for Recovery page of the NMHA website. To order or for
more information please contact 800-969-NMHA (6642) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.