Tag Archives: Recovery

From “Recovery” to “Transformation and Recovery”

Going mad involves breaking away from, or losing touch with, group norms and ideas about reality. This routinely leads many to even extreme levels of distress and disability, so I am among those who continue to think that promoting whatever … Continue reading

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Reflections on Compassion and Uncertainty at ISPS 2015

In the Mad in America blog posts by Noel Hunter and by Sandy Steingard, there have already been great reports on ISPS 2015, but I would like to share my own thoughts about what was most significant and directions for … Continue reading

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From Being Beaten Up By Voices, To Having a Voice

Keris Jän Myrick ISPS is really excited to have Keris Jän Myrick as one of our plenary speakers at our international conference, to be held March 18 – 22, 2015 at The Cooper Union in New York City. (adapted from www.nami.org and www.madinamerica.com) Keris … Continue reading

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Uses and Abuses of “Recovery” – A Review

The World Psychiatric Journal just published an interesting article, Uses and abuses of recovery: implementing recovery-oriented practices in mental health systems .  It is available in full at that link. One of the things it does is to outline “7 … Continue reading

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Creating Dialog on Approaches for “Psychosis” in New Jersey

What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness?  What new possibilities might be created if they questioned labels such as “schizophrenia” and if they instead showed curiosity about the person underneath the label, and interest … Continue reading

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FREE Local ISPS-US Meetings December 5th & 12th

NJ Branch will be meeting Sunday December 5 from 3-5 PM in Pine Brook, NJ. Mr. Jay Yudof will speak about the the peer provider movement, including peer support, self-help, and “lay” mental health services. He will be leading a … Continue reading

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Labor Day, Work, and Recovery from Psychosis

Posted by Jessica Arenella, Moderator “What’s all this talk about empowerment? I can tell you the definition of empowerment: “It’s a decent paycheck at the end of the week.” Quotation quoted by Patricia Deegan, Ph.D. in her incisive and inspiring … Continue reading

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