Taking Control of Your Own Mental Health Care

Great insight to self advocacy in our mental health care!

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So right now I am actually taking a really cool six-week course on Coursera called The Social Context of Mental Health and Mental Illness. It was created by the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. I had to do a reading on the history of madness and the anti-psychiatry movement and it inspired me to write a blog post about the role of a patient in their own health care. I’ve gotten a lot of the ideas and concepts in this post from this academic paper.

Essentially, the second half of the 20th century and now the beginning of the 21st century have seen massive shifts in the way mental illness is viewed and treated. De-institutionalization happened, a shift from keeping people with mental illnesses as in-patients in asylums and hospitals, to taking care of them in the community. This required society to re-imagine the…

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Karisa Moore

I lost my son to suicide. Each day since, I commit my day to turning the page and continuing to write my story. There is no deeper grief, but I know too, that there is no greater hope than bringing life out of death. I offer each page to you as a testimony that there is hope for abundant life!

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