The Consumer/Survivors Movement

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Methods This paper focuses on the current initiatives and electronic/ paper resources created to further the claims of the Consumer/Survivors movement. The search of my data included searches including, C/S/X, mental health consumers movement, MAD pride, anti-psychiatry, mental health movements. I chose articles and websites based on their relevance to the Consumer/ Survivor movement which included information provided by consumers themselves and their allies (organizations and/ or individual/ groups that were pro C/S/X movement.) First, I researched articles, both from peer reviewed journals, periodicals, websites written by allies of consumers about the C/S/X, their motives, views etc to get obtain some background information about the movement and look into other sources of information. Next, I collected information from ally organizations such as CAMH and Community Resources Toronto. These site provided information about the activities of some of the C/S./X groups including resources that were available to them and created by them. some of the resources included: community bulletin, community program evaluations ( which looked into the effectiveness of the resources provided to mental health consumers. ) Third, I looked into personal websites, YouTube videos, blogs, and books about survivors and/or consumers experiences within the mental health system. Many of the searches resulted in experiences around psychiatry. Finally, I looked at sources pertaining to the MAD pride movement including their website, bulletins, YouTube channel, MAD ‘zines’ ( MAD pride magazines), newspaper articles written by individuals within the MAD movement. I particularly paid specific attention to their mission statement, activities within t... ... middle of paper ... ...llness. A Report on the Fifth International Stigma Conference . June 4–6, 2012. Ottawa, Canada qldalliance ( Jan21 ,2008. ) Visions Retrieved From : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w89Rh9pCIk Rosen, G. (1968) Madness in Society. New York: Harper Torchbooks, Schrater,S., Jones,N., and Shattell, M. (2013)Mad Pride: Reflections on Sociopolitical Identity and Mental Diversity in the Context of Culturally Competent Psychiatric Care. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34. 62–64. Shea, P. B. (1999). Defining madness (No. 12). Hawkins Press. Thornicroft, G., & Tansella, M. (2005). Growing recognition of the importance of service user involvement in mental health service planning and evaluation. Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale, 14(01), 1-3. Wahl, O. F. (1999). Mental health consumers' experience of stigma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25(3), 467-478.
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