Institutional Rubber Stamps

There are small museums, all over the world, detailing the history of asylums. Throughout the...

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The First Slave Admitted to the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum

In the 1990s, I did a lot of primary source research about the history of mental health care in...

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Peer Staff as Disruptive Innovators

peer support Jul 04, 2011

There is a tension at the heart of our work as peer staff. It is the tension between Love and...

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Emancipatory Technologies

 

I created CommonGround to amplify people's voice in the 15-minute psychiatric medication...

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Loneliness: A Call to Generosity

recovery Feb 27, 2011
 

Like many people, I experienced periods of intense loneliness during my recovery after being...

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Howie the Harp

 

I just finished filming recovery videos in New York City last week. We shot about 36 videos of...

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The Promise and Peril of EMRs

commonground software Jan 19, 2011

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are evolving rapidly and in the U.S. the federal stimulus is...

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Courage and Recovery

recovery Jan 10, 2011
 

When I talk about my recovery, people sometimes tell me I must have a lot of courage. However, if...

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The Politics of Memory

I created the Politics of Memory for consumers/survivors who are, or who would like to be,...

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Strengths Based Care & Recovery

power statements Nov 28, 2010

When I was still a teenager, I was admitted for a second time to a psychiatric institution....

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