Recovery from mental illness has been an important focus of research in recent years, much of it guided by the consumer model of recovery, which defines recovery as a process of coming to terms with illness rather than an elimination of symptoms. Four reports in this issue examine recovery from this perspective. The first describes the process of developing the MARS—the Maryland Assessment of Recovery in People with Serious Mental Illness—a 25-item self-report instrument. When Amy L. Drapalski, Ph.D., and colleagues subsequently tested the MARS, their findings indicated its sound psychometric properties (page 48). Researchers in the Netherlands evaluated a 12-week peer-run course on recovery—“Recovery Is Up to You.” Hanneke van Gestel-Timmermans, Ph.D., and colleagues found that the intervention had significant positive effects on empowerment, hope, and self-efficacy beliefs that persisted three months after course completion (page 54). A consumer-run mental health center in a New York City suburb was the focus of an ethnographic study by Sara E. Lewis, M.A., L.M.S.W., and colleagues. Interview data showed that program participants experienced themselves as accountable for and to their peers in what amounts to a shared project of recovery (page 61). In Best Practices, Rob Whitley, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Siantz, M.S.W., describe their qualitative evaluation of a recovery center in New York that provides an array of resources to consumers (page 10).