In creating the Core Values, the Task Force identified values and tenets that have been used in mental health recovery, the mental health consumer movement, and personal experiences. The Task Force modified the concepts to make them more applicable to the suicide prevention context. The NSSP was a key resource. As a result, the Core Values are consistent with recognized principles of recovery and concepts used throughout the NSSP (see Table 1).
Table 1. Core Values compared to recovery principles and NSSP concepts