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,…

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…

Improving Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder through Positive Aspects

J Affect Disord. 2011 Feb;128(3):185-90. Epub 2010 May 15. Positive aspects of mental illness: a review in bipolar disorder. Galvez JF, Thommi S, Ghaemi SN. Source Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. Abstract INTRODUCTION: There is growing interest to understand the role of positive psychological features on the outcomes of medical illnesses. Unfortunately this topic…

Pathways to recovery (PTR): impact of peer-led group participation on mental health recovery outcomes.

Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2010 Summer;34(1):42-8. Fukui S, Davidson LJ, Holter MC, Rapp CA. Source University of Kansas-Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. fsadaaki@ku.edu Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study examined the positive effects on recovery outcomes for people with severe and persistent mental illness using peer-led groups based on Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help Workbook…