Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care: Will they be a driving force behind a reform movement supported by unified advocacy?

Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care: Will they be a driving force behind a reform movement supported by unified advocacy? PART I BY Maria Mangicaro SUBJECT:  The author, a mental health e-Patient and legal blogger with an interest in psychotic disorders, discusses various reasons that influence the perspectives of mainstream advocates, as opposed to those of the…

Psychosis and the perception of a “threat to society” create a compelling

Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care: Will they be a driving force behind a reform movement supported by unified advocacy? PART III Psychosis and the perception of a  “threat to society” create a compelling The accused Tucson shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is described by experts as suffering from a psychotic disorder. Julie Schenecker, the Tampa,…

The Survivors’ Movement: Empowered patients making a “Call to Arms”

Participatory Concepts:  A Driving Force, Part IV The Survivors’ Movement:  Empowered patients making a “Call to Arms” Whereas, empowered patients of the Participatory Medicine movement are viewed as equal partners with their providers, empowered patients of the Psychiatric Survivors’ movement have spent several decades challenging the use of forced psychiatric intervention through grass-root efforts and…

Developing a Participatory Model: The need to assess the core problems in mental health care through a shared perspective

Participatory Concepts:  A Driving Force – Part VI Developing a Participatory Model: The need to assess the core problems in mental health care through a shared perspective PeteEarley and Robert Whitaker are two award-winning journalists who have applied their skills to assess core problems within America’s mental health care system.  While their perspectives and approaches…

Meaning and Empowerment

By Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso said that “patience is a mind that is able to accept, fully and happily, whatever occurs.” And Shantideva stated, “If something can be remedied why be unhappy about it? And if there is no remedy for it, there is still no point in being unhappy.” When…