Journeys Through Mental Illness

Client Experiences and Understandings of Mental Distress

  • Juliet Foster
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At a time when service users' perspectives are increasingly recognized in healthcare, this seminal book highlights the importance of clients' perceptions of all aspects of mental illness. It examines the implications of these understandings, especially in relation to clients' relationships with services.
Acknowledgements.- Allowing Madness Vox.- Perspectives from Psychology, Psychiatry and Other Disciplines.- Perspectives from Clients Themselves and the User Movements.- Defining Mental Health Problems By and Through Experience.- The Journey Through Mental Illness.- Labelled, Spoiled, Negotiated, Rejected: Identity and Mental Health.- Representing Mental Ill Health.- Conclusions and Implications.- Appendix: Methods.- References.
'This book offers the reader authentic service user voices. There is the black humour that emerges every time people who use services get together, the mixed feelings about the future that so often come across, and the varying views about how much we are able to take control of our own distress. This makes it well worth reading, particularly for professionals.' - Clare Ockwell, Mental Health Today
Uitgavejaar 2007
ISBN 9781403986269
Verschijningsdatum 29 aug. 2007
Omvang 232
Auteur(s) Juliet Foster
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels

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