Howell, Alison & Voronka, Jijian (2012). Introduction: The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care. Studies in Social Justice, 6(1), 1-7. Retrieved from https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3QN68S2
AbstractThe articles included in this special issue engage these themes across a number of national settings, institutional spaces, and empirical sites, from universities to mental health commissions, to national policy in an international context. They focus, especially, on Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, where recent and significant changes in mental health governance have relied heavily on the notions of recovery and resilience, often to questionable effect. They deal, as we have said, with some of the most central themes in social justice studies. As a collection, the articles help us think through some of the pressing political questions about social justice that have arisen with the adoption of the mantras of resilience and recovery in mental health governance.
SubjectsMental health, Mental illness, Social justice, Public policy, Mental health policy, Recovery, Resilience (Personality trait)
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