Recovering Your Mental HealthA Self-Help Guide
This publication was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (C
Mental Health Oppression and Liberation
This is the fourth revised version of the mental health liberation policy. Our first three policies were
primarily for mental health system survivors. Since they were written it has become clearer that this
Mental health and social oppression: seeing the connection
In recent years, the way we understand and perceive mental health (and illnesses) has undergone major
changes, mostly for the better. However, mental health is still, according to psychotherapist
Oppression is the unfair or cruel use of power to control another person or group. The term is often used in a
political context to refer to the oppression of minority groups such as women and racial minorities.
What Is Oppression?
Oppression occurs whene
DO YOU FREQUENTLY:
Neglect your diet?
Try to do everything yourself?
Blow up easily?
Seek unrealistic goals?
Fail to see the humour in situations others find funny?
Make a big deal of everything?
Look to other people to make
Why Therapists Should Talk
By RICHARD BROUILLETTE
MARCH 15, 2016 NEW YORK TIMES
Couch is a series about psychotherapy.
Im meeting my boss later, my patient said. Im worried shes going to
tell me Im not pulling my weight, and that I should volunte
Understanding Oppression in Mental Health
By Koh Li Lian
What is Oppression?
Mary Rogers (1997), in sharing on feminist ideas, defines oppression as an experiential notion
and referred to how people in the lower reaches of social hierarchies re
What were not being told about
suicide and depression
WORKING DEFINITION OF
10 GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Recovery has been identified as a primary