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- DescriptionDespite two centuries and three major reform movements, mental patients have remained on the outside of the mainstream of society, often living in poverty and violence. Today we are undergoing yet ather period of reform and, in a historical first, ex-mental patients, w calling themselves consumers and psychiatric survivors, have been recruited in record numbers by the Ontario government to participate in the change process. A Fragile Revolution investigates the complex relationship between ex-mental patients, the government, the mental health system, and mental health professionals. It also explores how the recent changes in policy have affected that relationship, creating new tensions and new opportunities. Using qualitative interviews with prominent consumer and survivor activists, Everett examines how consumers and survivors define themselves, how they define mental illness, and how their personal experience has been translated into political action. While it is clear that consumers and survivors have affected the rhetoric of reform, they kw that words do t equal action. As they struggle to develop their own separate advocacy agenda, they ackwledge that theirs is a fragile revolution, but one that is here to stay.
- Author BiographyBarbara Everett has worked in both hospital and community mental health services in a variety of professional roles, from social work to senior manager. Her clinical focus has been the provision of psychotherapy for people suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder. She presently works as a consultant providing services such as clinical skills development workshops, clinical consultation and supervision, as well as program developmnet and evaluation.
- Author(s)Barbara Everett
- PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press
- Date of Publication01/10/1998
- SubjectCoping with Problems & Illness
- Place of PublicationWaterloo, Ontario
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintWilfrid Laurier University Press
- Weight436 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine15 mm
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