The Resource A fragile revolution : consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system, Barbara Everett

A fragile revolution : consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system, Barbara Everett

Label
A fragile revolution : consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system
Title
A fragile revolution
Title remainder
consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Everett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Investigates the complex relationship between ex-mental patients, the government, the mental health system, and mental health professionals. It also explores how 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 turned into political action
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.2/09713
Index
index present
LC call number
RA790.7.C3
LC item number
.E934 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A fragile revolution : consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system, Barbara Everett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-248) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From insanity to mental illness to psychiatric disability
  • Insanity
  • Mental illness
  • Anti-psychiatric thought and feminist criticism
  • The therapeutic community
  • Deinstitutionalization
  • Psychiatric disability
  • Power and protest
  • Power inequity and oppression
  • Dominance
  • Nothing changes and no one gets better
  • For your own good
  • Power as protest
  • Agency
  • Power as a contractual relationship
  • New social movements
  • Personal empowerment and social action
  • When things go wrong
  • A new power contract?
  • Partnership
  • Another group of partners
  • Becoming a professional helper
  • The making of policy
  • The forgotten partners
  • A special bond
  • Telling stories
  • Four stories
  • Sadly mistaken
  • A special bond
  • The personal becomes political
  • Them
  • Invisibility
  • What is mental illness?
  • They hate emotion
  • It's just a job
  • They are abusive
  • But they're more like us than they think
  • The system
  • Us
  • Getting involved
  • Is this a social movement
  • Consumer? Survivor? Consumer/survivor? Or just a person?
  • When some of "us" joined "them"
  • Help for the patients
  • The Ontario Psychiatric Survivors Alliance
  • Partnership
  • The threat and the promise of partnership
  • The problems with partnership
  • The personal costs
  • Feeling used
  • If it's not partnership, what is it?
  • Will mental health reform work?
  • Nothing changes and no one gets better
  • Control battles
  • Who's in charge of the staff?
  • Helpless and hopeless
Control code
ocm45844441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585325903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36695415
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45844441
  • ebscoaca0585325901

Library Locations

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