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Journal article

The grass on the other side

Author:
LESTON Jean
Journal article citation:
Openmind, 135, September/October 2005, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
MIND

The author discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of home working for people with mental health problems.

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The new Mental Health Act: a guide to emergency and short-term powers: information for service users and their carers

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This guide is one in a series about the new the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, which came into effect in October 2005. This guide focuses on emergency and short-term powers. This guide is written for people who have a mental disorder, but it may be of interest to others including carers and advocacy workers.

Journal article

The therapeutic role of Khmer mediums (kru borameï) in contemporary Cambodia

Author:
BERTRAND Didier
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Religion and Culture, 8(4), December 2005, pp.309-327.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

In describing the ritualized practices of Cambodian mediums, we want to demonstrate their social and therapeutic role in Cambodian society. The author examines the development of mediumnic cults within the context of the restructuring of Cambodian society after several years of war and turmoil. From their names and history in relation to Buddhism, which reinforces their power and credibility, spirits called borameï, who possess the medium, can provide the clients and patients with information about, and solutions to, the problems they are facing. The medium’s practices allow the patient to come into contact with these supernatural entities, and as such the medium can be viewed as performing a role not unlike that which psychotherapists play in contemporary Western society. Providing care and support, these mediums act as dynamic and effective healers of mental health.

Book

Mental health at the crossroads: the promise of the psychosocial approach

Editors:
RAMON Shulamit, WILLIAMS Janet E., (eds.)
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
235p.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

This book is a challenge to the enduring status and domination of bio-medical approaches in mental health services. Contributors from four continents argue that this domination, along with modernization and multidisciplinary work, will not improve people's lives unless social and psychological perspectives are appreciated and integrated. This implies new forms of relationships and social arrangements. The book presents an analysis of the psychosocial approach as it resonates across the discipline divide, considering the past and future development. It is written from the perspectives of service users and carers, managers, practitioners, educators, researchers and policy makers, illustrated with case studies from Australia, Brazil, Italy, UK and the USA. This book presents an alternative approach to conventional thinking in mental health, providing perspectives, grounded in theory with practice examples, in order to influence the current agenda and change practice.

Journal article

Roads to recovery

Author:
KITSON Carol
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, May 2005, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author talks to the director of the new Scottish Recovery Network. The initial focus of the Network is to gather and assess evidence of what helps and hinders people in their journey towards recovery.

Journal article

Leaps of faith: the role of religious development in recovering integrity among Jewish alcoholics and drug addicts

Authors:
BLAKENEY Charles D., BLAKENEY Ronnie F., REICH K. Helmut
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Religion and Culture, 8(1), March 2005, pp.63-77.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This is a report from a longitudinal study of chronic drug and alcohol addicts in treatment at Beit T'shuvah Synagogue's recovery centre in California. The research asks: How does it work? What works for whom? What does spirituality have to do with it? A basic assumption is that addicts suffer from one (or more) structural splits: a split between affect and logic or a split between self and context. Effective treatment is construed as recovering integrity, mending the split(s). The study reports an analysis of 28 semi-clinical interviews with male and female chronic drug addicts, mean age 34 (range 20-78). We analysed the interviews in terms of (i) structural splits, (ii) relational and contextual reasoning (RCR): recognising, reconciling and transcending apparently contradictory views and experiences; (iii) experiences of spiritual awakening. In terms of the trajectory from (i) to (ii) and (iii), we classified respondents as either 'stuck in the split' (chronic disintegration); or integrity recovered. Finally, based on the analysis of these data, we provide a theoretical roadmap from divided self to recovered integrity.

Journal article

All talk: experiencing user-led research

Authors:
GILLARD Steve, STACEY Estelle
Journal article citation:
A Life in the Day, 9(2), May 2005, pp.27-30.
Publisher:
Emerald

The authors, of Slough User-Led Consultation (SULC) describe the benefits of people with experience of mental health problems undertaking research if the service users being interviewed are to feel able to talk freely and openly about their views and experiences of services.

Journal article

Social work and a social model of madness and distress: developing a viable role for the future

Author:
BERESFORD Peter
Journal article citation:
Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 12(2), 2005, pp.48-58.
Publisher:
Whiting and Birch

This article explores the social model in relation to 'mental health' policy and practice generally and social work specifically. It highlights the continuing dominance of bio-medical approaches to and interpretations of 'mental health'; examines the development and nature of mainstream social approaches and considers mental health service users' own discussions of a social model of madness and distress. The article looks at the ramifications for social work which is based on a social model of madness and distress; what it might look like and what infrastructural supports it is likely to require to develop effectively.

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Improving the mental health of the population: towards a strategy on mental health for the European Union: green paper

Author:
EUROPE. Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General
Publisher:
European Commission
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
25p.
Place of publication:
Brussels

The Green paper aims to launch a public consultation on how better to tackle mental illness and promote mental wellbeing in the EU, in line with the mandate for action at Community level. If confirmed, the initiative should lead to the development of a Commission proposal for an EU-strategy on mental health in late 2006.

Book

Living without marbles

Author:
HILL Clare
Publisher:
Chipmunkapublishing
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
38p.
Place of publication:
Brentwood

This book is intended to provide an insight into what it is like living with mental health problems, from the perspective of the sufferer. There are true stories, a commentary throughout the book by a manic depressive and poetry. It is difficult to explain to friends, carers or health professionals the way it actually feels to have a mental illness. This book may help by giving people a clearer understanding.

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