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Author: Paul J. Carling

ISBN: 9780898623239
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 17 December 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24 x 2.54
"If the mental health system wants to help people rather than control them--if that system truly exists for its clients rather than for itself and its own self-perpetuation--then I challenge the system to read this book, take it seriously, and follow its directions. I appeal to mental health professionals: Read this book, listen to your clients, and work with them as empowered, equal partners to plan the future mental health system. Make it a system that truly helps, not the existing one that hinders. Make it a system that reflects what is best in our society, rather than controlling and hiding away what society most fears." --From the Preface by Howie the Harp, Mental Health Consumer "Systems and agencies that have been professionally controlled for the last century are on a collision course with the growing consumer/ex-patient advocacy movement, which asserts quite simply that people with psychiatric disabilities are people first, with fundamental rights to control their services, their basic life choices, and their aspirations." --from Chapter One RETURN TO COMMUNITY is an impassioned call to action that provides a comprehensive, practical approa...

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