Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 280
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In Committed to the Sane Asylum: Narratives on Mental Wellness and Healing, artist Susan Schellenberg, a former psychiatric patient, and psychologist Rosemary Barnes relate their own stories, conversations, and reflections concerning the contributions an limitations of conventional mental health care and their collaborative search for alternatives. Patient and doctor each describe personal decisions about the mental health system and the creative life possibilities that emerged when mind, body, and spiri were committed to well-being and healing. Interwoven patient/doctor narratives explain conventional care, highlight critical steps in healing, and explore varied perspectives through conversations with experts in psychiatry, feminist approaches, art, sorytelling, and business. The book also includes reproductions of Susan’s mental health records and dream paintings. This book will be important for consumers of mental health care wishing to understand the conventional system and...