Mental Health Self-Help: Consumer and Family Initiatives by Louis D. Brown
Springer; 2010 edition | August 20, 2010 | English | ISBN: 1441962522 | 368 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Building on earlier patient-empowerment movements, consumer- and advocate-driven mental health self-help (MHSH) initiatives currently outnumber traditional mental health organizations. At the same time, this apparent success raises significant questions about their short-term efficacy and their value to lasting recovery. Mental Health Self-Help assembles the state of the evidence on the effectiveness of MHSH, beginning with the individual and larger social factors behind the expansion of consumer-directed services.