There is much debate and discussion about what the mental health system is and what is should be. Books by people like Robert Whitaker address the issue of how much the mental health system is part of the solution and how much is it part of the problem. The answer it seems is probably some of both.
Recent articles in the New York Times feature prominent psychiatrists vigorously defending themselves from attacks at one point they would have just ignored. And looking the worse for what they have to say.
In October Tennessee will have its first peer specialist conference something that not long ago would have seemed a pipe-dream. More and more people are talking about the idea that the lived experience of people can help others who are going through the same experience.
This post is based is based largely on some ideas talked about in the previous post…
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