Citizenship and Mental Health by Michael Rowe

Citizenship and Mental Health

byMichael Rowe

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More than 50 years ago, President Kennedy gave an address to congress that launched the community mental health movement in the U.S. This movement involved a vast and complex effort to replace the wholesale institutionalization of people with serious mental illnesses with community mentalhealth centers, public education on mental illness, and prevention efforts. The mission and main thrust of this new movement, however, were quite simple: we would provide effective mental health treatment to people in their home communities and provide the conditions for them to have "a life in thecommunity."Starting in the 1990s with Jim, a person who was homeless and initially refused help from outreach workers, Citizenship and Mental Health tells a 20-year story of practice, theory, and research to support the full participation of persons with mental illnesses who, in many cases, have also beenhomeless, have criminal charges in their past, and are poor. As the first of its kind, this book addresses the concept of citizenship as an applied theory for fulfilling the promise of the community mental health center movement. Citizenship is defined as a strong connection to the 5 R's of rights,responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society offers to its members, and a sense of belonging that comes from others' recognition of one's valued membership in society. The citizenship model supports the strengths, hopes, and aspirations of people with mental illnesses to becomeneighbors, community members, and citizens.

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Michael Rowe, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. After a dual career in human services and as a writer, he completed a Ph.D. in sociology and conducted groundbreaking research on mental health outreach to people who are homeless. This work led directly to his twenty-year work on cit...
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Title:Citizenship and Mental HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 0.79 inPublished:February 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019935538X

ISBN - 13:9780199355389

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AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction: Citizenship Roots in Outreach WorkCitizenship and Community Organizing: CitizensCitizenship and Individuals: The Citizens Project, EarlyCitizenship and Individuals: The Citizens Project, OngoingGoing to the Source: Citizenship Measure Development and ValidationTaking Citizenship to Scale: The Citizens Collaborative ITaking Citizenship to Scale: The Citizens Collaborative IITaking Citizenship to Scale: The Citizens Collaborative IIIA Model of Citizenship and Mental HealthConclusionReferences and NotesBibliography