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Speaking our Minds: An Anthology of Personal Experiences of Mental Distress and its Consequences

Read, Jim and Reynolds, Jill eds. (1996). Speaking our Minds: An Anthology of Personal Experiences of Mental Distress and its Consequences. Basingstoke: Macmillan/Palgrave.

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Abstract

This is an exciting new collection of writings by people who have experienced mental distress. It includes accounts of psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy and alternative treatments; life in mental institutions and moves into the community; self-help methods and work to improve mental health services. Moving, sometimes funny and often dramatic, the pieces are written by some of the key activists in the mental health survivors' movement, as well as by people best known as writers and poets and others who, for a period of time, have been caught up with mental distress and have something original to say.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 1996 Macmillan Publishers Limited
ISBN: 0-333-67850-8, 978-0-333-67850-3
Keywords: mental illness; distress; personal narratives;
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 20086
Depositing User: Jill Reynolds
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2010 11:54
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:48
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20086
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