//In Our Own Voice – African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems by Vanessa Jackson

In Our Own Voice – African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems by Vanessa Jackson

The author recognizes that language is important and political. Those of us who have been labeled by the psychiatric community have been denied a choice in how we are presented to the world. Through our liberation struggles, we have created our own identities as consumers, survivors and ex-patients, users and recipients. For the purpose of this tool-kit, I will use the term survivors to describe individuals who have received a psychiatric label. In describing what mental health professionals describe as mental illness, I will use the terms mental illness, emotional distress or any term used by an interviewee.

In Our Own Voice – African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems by Vanessa Jackson (pdf, 381KB, 37 pages)

2017-02-07T10:36:25+00:00Empowerment|