From the National Council:

Far too often, mental illnesses and addictions make the headlines only in the wake of tragedies, while stories of hope and courage get little attention. The National Council for Behavioral Health is proud to bring you 50 stories of recovery in a special issue of National Council Magazine to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act signed into law on October 31, 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.

Read the stories (download a pdf)