Recovery+April2010 - Community Supports for People with...

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Community Supports for People with Serious Mental Illness Recovery: The Consumer Perspective Sheree Neese-Todd Center for Health Care Strategies Hamilton, NJ Robin Stephenson Laurel House New Brunswick, NJ April 2010
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Why a Sociological Perspective? My history Public health community organizer Mental health clinician Service system research/evaluator Policy analyst The power of social forces in shaping peoples experience of illness and disability Double edged sword Social stigma Social activist
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Community Mental Health Support Services Historical o Transformation Political o Civil Rights Social o Acceptance
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Historical Solution Institutionalization - Hospitals/Residential 1. Disability and Dependence 2. Patient Role 3. “Sick” person 4. Undervalued New Vision Community Living - Community Support Program 1. Ability and Independence 2. Strength's Model 3. Recovery and Resilience 4. Self-help – Peer Support
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Psychiatric Disability Ability to function in the world independently
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