In Their Own Words: Mental Health Consumers, Survivors, and Ex-Patients

  • Philip Browning Helsel
Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)


In chapters 1 and 2 of this book, I described the extent to which economic suffering was contributing to mental distress and how biomedical psychiatry alone did not account adequately for the kind of suffering that was so often social in nature. I described some psychiatric critics who challenged the biomedical framework, but in this chapter I argue that we must move beyond expert voices. This chapter explores some representative ways that people who have been involved with the mental health system interpret their distress.


Mental Health Mental Illness Mental Health Care Mental Health System Mental Distress 
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