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From Psychiatric Patient to Citizen: Overcoming Discrimination and Stigma

By Liz Sayce (Author)
Pub. 1999 by Palgrave Macmillan. 
 

Synopsis

This text proposes new theoretical models and practical strategies for tackling the widespread social exclusion faced by people diagnosed mentally ill.

 

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On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical Strategies for Research and Social Change

by Patrick W. Corrigan
Pub. 2004 by American Psychological Association

Synopsis

Serious mental illness is a two-edged sword: it challenges those affected not only with disability but also with unjust social stigma, which denies them opportunities to work, live independently, and pursue other goals. Written by participants and first-rate social scientists in the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research, On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Implications for Research and Social Change explores the causes and ramifications of mental illness stigma, as well as the possible means to eliminate it.

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To Walk on Eggshells - is to care for Mental Illness

by Jean Johnston
Pub. 2005 by The Cairn

Synopsis


Too often carers are isolated, unsupported and left to feel they are on their own. They should not be. Jean Johnston's account of being a carer is emotive, yet practical. She challenges poor care provision and praises what has been positive for her, her daughter and her family.

And a wee bit of fiction

Shunned: Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness

by Graham Thornicroft
Pub. 2006 by OUP Oxford

Synopsis

Shunned presents clearly for a wide readership information about the nature and severity of discrimination against people with mental illness and what can be done to reduce this.

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

by Maggie O'Farrell
Pub. 2007 by Headline Review

Synopsis

This is the story of a woman put into an asylum for doing nothing more than trying on some of her mother's clothes and refusing to cut her hair.

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The Naked Bird Watcher

by Suzy JohnstonPub.

2004 by The Cairn 

Synopsis 

The Naked Birdwatcher takes you on the journey of a highly gifted young Woman from her schooldays to approaching her thirtieth birthday.

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But Inside I'm Screaming

by Elizabeth Flock
Pub. 2005 by MIRA

Synopsis

Reporter Isabel is falling to pieces. After she crumbles on live tv and then attempts suicide she spends time at 'Three Winds', a psychiatric hospital, where she is closely monitored and encouraged to talk about her behaviour and attitude.

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