MindFreedom International announced the launch today of its “I Got Better” campaign with an invitation to participate in the “Survey on Hope in Mental Health.” The “I Got Better” campaign defies the message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible by making stories of recovery available in multiple media. Said David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International, “When I was in psychiatric care in college, I was told it was forever. Your experience of hope and hopelessness in mental health care could help youth and young adults receiving a psychiatric diagnosis for the first time. Hope could save a life.”
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