Mental Health Recovery Measure (MHRM)

1. I work hard towards my mental health recovery.

2. Even though there are hard days‚ things are improving for me.

3. I ask for help when I am not feeling well
4. I take risks to move forward with my recovery.
5. I believe in myself.
6. I have control over my mental health problems.
7. I am in control of my life.
8. I socialize and make friends.
9. Every day is a new opportunity for learning.

10. I still grow and change in positive ways despite my mental health problems.

11. Even though I may still have problems‚ I value myself as a person of worth.

12. I understand myself and have a good sense of who I am.

13. I eat nutritious meals every day.

14. I go out and participate in enjoyable activities every week.

15. I make the effort to get to know other people.

16. I am comfortable with my use of prescribed mediations.

17. I feel good about myself.

18. The way I think about things helps me to achieve my goals.

19. My life is pretty normal.
20. I feel at peace with myself.

21. I maintain a positive attitude for weeks at a time.

22. My quality of life will get better in the future.

23. Every day that I get up‚ I do something productive.

24. I am making progress towards my goals.

25. When I am feeling low‚ my religious faith or spirituality helps me feel better.

26. My religious faith or spirituality supports my recovery.

27. I advocate for the rights of myself and others with mental health problems.

28. I engage in work or other activities that enrich myself and the world around me.

29. I cope effectively with stigma associated with ha‎ving a mental health problem.

30. I have enough money to spend on extra things or activities that enrich my life.

Overcoming Stuckness (Alpha.60)‚ Self-Empowerment (Alpha .82)‚ Learning and Self-Redefinition (Alpha .790)‚ Basic Functioning (Alpha .62)‚ Overall Well-Being (Alpha .86)‚ New Potentials (Alpha .62)‚ Advocacy/Enrichment (Alpha .66)‚ and Spirituality (Alpha .89)‚ Total (Alpha .93)


0 = Strongly Disagree‚ 1 = Disagree‚ 2 = Not Sure‚ 3 = Agree‚ 4 = StronglyAgree

Overcoming Stuckness: Items 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4
Self-Empowerment: Items 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8
Learning and Self-Redefinition: Items 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ 12
Basic Functioning: Items 13‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚
Overall Well-Being: Items 17‚ 18‚ 19‚ 20
New Potentials: Items 21‚ 22‚ 23‚ 24
Spirituality: Items 25‚ 26
Advocacy/Enrichment: 27‚ 28‚ 29‚ 30

This instrument can be found at:‎dated_Normative_and_Psychometric_Data_12-09.pdf & Mental Health Recovery Measure (MHRM)

Bullock‚ W.A. & Young‚ S.L. (2003). The Mental Health Recovery Measure (MHRM). Presented at the 111th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Meeting‚ Toronto‚ Canada.

Young‚ S. L. & Bullock‚ W.A. (2003). The mental health recovery measure. Available from the University of Toledo‚ Department of Psychology (#918)‚ Toledo‚ OH 43606-3390.

Bullock‚ W.A. (2009). The Mental Health Recovery Measure (MHRM): up‎dated Normative Data and Psychometric Properties.

Armstrong‚ N.P.‚ Cohen‚ A.N.‚ Hellemann‚ G.‚ Reist‚ C‚ Young‚ A.S. (2014). Validating a brief version of the Mental Health Recovery Measure for individuals with schizophrenia. Psychiatric services (Washington‚ D.C.)‚ 2014; 65(9): 1154-9.