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Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2005.
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"On Our Own, Together looks in depth at eight successful peer-run programs for adults with serious mental illness. The book grew out of a 1998 meeting that led off a nationwide study to assess not only the effectiveness of consumer-operated services programs but also their implications for the future of mental health care in the United States."--Jacket.
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On our own, together.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)802298909
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 0826514650 9780826514653 0826514669 9780826514660
OCLC Number: 56050965
Description: xii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. About us : what we have in common / Sally Clay --
2. The historical and philosophical development of peer-run support programs / Jean Campbell --
3. Mental Health Client Action Network (MHCAN), Santa Cruz, California / Bonnie Schell --
4. Portland Coalition for the Psychiatrically Labeled, Portland, Maine / Janine M. Elkanich --
5. The St. Louis Empowerment Center, St. Louis, Missouri / Helen Minth --
6. PEER Center, Inc. Oakland Park, Florida / Edited by Bonnie Schell and Nancy Erwin --
7. GROW in Illinois / Lorraine Keck and Carol Mussey --
8. The Friends Connection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Jeanie Whitecraft, James Scott, Joseph Rogers, Bill Burns-Lynch, Terrance Means and Mark S. Salzer --
9. Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., Connecticut / Yvette Sangster --
10. BRIDGES in Tennessee : building recovery of individual dreams and goals through education and support / Louetta Hix --
11. Common ingredients as a fidelity measure for peer-run programs / Matthew Johnson, Gregory Teague and Elizabeth McDonel Herr --
12. With us : where are we going? / Sally Clay, Bonnie Schell, Patrick Corrigan and Jean Campbell --
Epilogue : ourselves and others --
App. A. Guides to the text --
App. B. Common ingredients of COSPs, CAP definitions --
App. C. National directories.
Responsibility: edited by Sally Clay, with Bonnie Schell, Patrick W. Corrigan, and Ruth O. Ralph.
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