Living with Serious Mental Illness
The book addresses, through case studies, the barriers that can be encountered by people suffering mental distress and their relatives in getting access to appropriate care and treatment. The case studies come from the experience of the group members and are subject to group analysis by people who have direct experience of severe mental illness.
Written with the help of sufferers and carers to give a consumer's perspective of how the mental health services react when a person becomes mentally ill. The book focuses on the problems that can arise when someone undergoes a formal assessment for compulsory admission to hospital and examines what can go wrong with the assessment process.
A Needs Based Approach
Based on a tried and tested needs-based approach it begins by looking at the present 'state of play' in society's approach to schizophrenia, and the experiences of both sufferers and their families. It goes on to identify the needs raised by such experiences and considers ways of meeting them, before detailing methods of intervention.
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