This book seeks to challenge the way people who hear voices are both viewed and treated, paying particular emphasis to the individual variation between people who have such experiences.
It is a rich panorama of the diverse experience involved in personal recovery and an evocation of how our difficulties become part of us.
The book describes the trauma to both Patrick and his wife Jan, as they gradually learn about schizophrenia and the realisation dawns that all of them are in for a long haul.
This book was produced by the Forensic Service in South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. It contains 14 narrative accounts of people’s journey through forensic services and out into the community.
Davidson and his colleagues have engagingly illustrated the continuity and progression of values-in-action through selected lives of people who have become our inspirational forefathers.
New Horizons: a shared vision for mental health (2009) is intended to build on and replace the NSF for Adult Mental Health (1999) and it specifically states that this whole approach is equally applicable to older adults too (p71). It places a major emphasis on prevention, health education, early intervention and recovery.
Despite its subtitle, this book will be of interest to everyone involved in recovery. This is especially true for people who use mental health services or support family members or friends, although they do need to be willing to grapple with some challenging philosophical and social ideas and language.