Basset, Thurstine and Theo Stickley.
Voices of Experience: Narratives of Mental Health Survivors
Voices of Experience contains a wide range of stories written by mental health survivors. The narratives illustrate how survivors have developed self-management techniques and strategies for living which, together, offer a guide to anybody struggling with 21st century life. Explores a wide variety of mental distress experiences, underpinned by many different explanations and beliefs. Narrative has been central to the recovery approach and this book presents stories of recovery as well as an appraisal of the concept. Challenges simplistic explanations of recovery and offers a critical angle to our understanding of what it means to experience mental health problems. Offers guidance for mental health workers and professionals within the context of current mental health policies in the UK. Purchase through Amazon