Advocating for Persons Who Are Mentally Ill: A History of Mutual Empowerment of Patients and Profession
Author: Foulks E.F.
Source: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Volume 27, Number 5, May 2000 , pp. 353-367(15)
The author reviews the history of advocacy for mentally ill individuals. Through organizations such as the National Mental Health Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, collaboration among professionals, consumers, and concerned citizens is enhanced. The common causes and differences among organizations are discussed within the context of how psychiatrists can realize leadership strategies to further advance advocacy for mentally ill persons and for the profession.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2000-05-01