WPA International Congress of Psychiatry -- Treatments in Psychiatry: An Update
November 2004, Florence, Italy

Partnerships: the personal, the political, the practical
Sylvia Caras, PhD

Rights and Information

The Information Society
http://www.peoplewho.org/informationsociety/

Comprehensive and Integral International Convention to Promote and Protect the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
http://www.peoplewho.org/unconvention/

Integrating mental health and general health: a social model of disability culture

University of California at Berkeley Center for Community Wellness
http://www.wellnessguide.org/

Wellness Guide Online
http://www.wellnessguide.org/toc.htm

WHO report: a new understanding of mental disorders
http://www.who.int/whr/2001

The Definition of Disability - Perspective of the Disability Community
http://www.peoplewho.org/debate/kaplan.htm

"Clinicians view symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments in ways that sometimes diverge from their clients’ views especially when the cultural backgrounds of the consumer and provider are dissimilar. This divergence of viewpoints can create barriers to effective care. ... The cultures of the clinician and the service system affect diagnosis, treatment, and the organization and financing of services."  Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Executive Summary, DC: US HHS, p. 6

Including consumers and survivors

http://www.mentalhealth.org/cmhs/AdvisoryCouncil/matrix.asp

The Role of Consumers in Mental Health Care
http://www.who.int/whr/2001/main/en/boxes/box3.4.htm

Honoraria Practices
http://www.peoplewho.org/documents/honoraria.htm

Adult Mental Health Self Directed Care Program
http://www.floridasdc.info/

Embedding recovery

The Village Integrated Service Agency
http://www.village-isa.org/

Recovery Model
http://www.mhsip.org/recovery/
(Recovery is omitted from medical model http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/prevfg3.htm)

Mental Health Recovery Self-Help Strategies
http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/

Boston University Schizophrenia Rehabilitation and Recovery Institute
http://www.bu.edu/resilience/

Japan: Model Community Includes Mentally Disabled Persons
http://www.disabilityworld.org/11-12_03/il/japan.shtml

Self-Determination Workshops
http://www.psych.uic.edu/UICNRTC/sdworkshop.htm

Limiting coercion

The World Federation of Mental Health adopted resolutions opposing involuntary outpatient commitment (1999) and condemning involuntary electric shock (2001)

http://www.wnusp.org/docs/santiago1999.html

www.wfmh.org

Using respectful language

http://www.peoplewho.org/documents/wordsmatter.htm

http://www.peoplewho.org/readingroom/caras.stigma.htm

Recognizing abuse and trauma-induced disorders

http://www.peoplewho.org/abuse/

http://www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/omhq/q1200/trauma.htm

Expanding the evidence base

http://www.peoplewho.org/readingroom/anthony.evidence.htm

Examples of partnership

http://www.mentalhealth.org/consumersurvivor/publications.asp - SMA-00-3472 Book/Monogram Participatory Dialogues
This manual, developed by mental health consumers, is designed to stimulate and promote dialogue among States, local communities, providers, managed care organizations, advocates, family members, and consumers.

http://www.mentalhealth.org/consumersurvivor/subcommittee.asp

http://www.vaboard.org/policymaking.htm - Partners in Policy Making: "Training Advocates to Step Up to Leadership Roles"   This now international program is part of the developmental disability community and many of its strategies carry over to psychiatric disability

Steps psychiatrists can take

Remarks in Florence

 

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