Tag: alternative conceptions of mental health

Engaging Voices, Part 2: Working Our Way Toward Connection

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Sam Ruck shares his fourth excerpt from his book Healing Companions, which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her ‚Äúalters.‚Ä̬†

Engaging Voices, Part 1: Validating The Arrival of My Wife’s First...

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Sam Ruck shares his third excerpt from his book Healing Companions, which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her ‚Äúalters.‚Ä̬†

‘Delusions’ and ‘Paranoia’: What Are They, Really, and How Can We...

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Sam Ruck shares a second excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her ‚Äúalters.‚Ä̬†

Introducing the Power Threat Meaning Framework

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From The British Psychological Society: A group of senior psychologists and prominent service user campaigners has published a report offering an alternative framework to understand emotional distress. "The Framework...

Webinar Discussion – Rethinking Madness

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A free recording of last week's webinar anchored to Phil Borges' Crazywise, a documentary exploring alternative approaches to mental health, is now available. Over 4,000 people...

Disease Theory of ‚ÄėMental Illness‚Äô Tied To Pessimism About Recovery

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Researchers recently completed a first of its kind, large-scale international survey of attitudes about mental health and they were surprised by the results. According to their analysis published in this month‚Äôs issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, people in developed countries, like the United States, are more likely to assume that ‚Äėmental illnesses‚Äô are similar to physical illnesses and biological or genetic in origin, but they are also much less likely to think that individuals can overcome these challenges and recover