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Author Myers, Neely Laurenzo, 1979- author.

Title Recovery's edge : an ethnography of mental health care and moral agency / Neely Laurenzo Myers.

Publication Info. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2015]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.22 M992r 2015    ---  Available
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Description xii, 191 pages ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Orientation -- No direction home -- Step one : take your medication -- Step two : self-advocate -- Step three : work for intimacy -- Recovery's edge -- Over the edge.
Summary "In 2003 the Bush Administration's New Freedom Commission asked mental health service providers to begin promoting "recovery" rather than churning out long-term, "chronic" mental health service users. Recovery's Edge sends us to urban America to view the inner workings of a mental health clinic run, in part, by people who are themselves "in recovery" from mental illness. In this provocative narrative, Neely Myers sweeps us up in her own journey through three years of ethnographic research at this unusual site, providing a nuanced account of different approaches to mental health care. Recovery's Edge critically examines the high bar we set for people in recovery through intimate stories of people struggling to find meaningful work, satisfying relationships, and independent living. This book is a recipient of the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize from Vanderbilt University Press for the best book in the area of medicine"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Community mental health services -- United States.
Community mental health services -- Social aspects -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Medical anthropology -- United States.
Urban anthropology -- United States.
Ethnology -- United States.
Community mental health services. (OCoLC)fst00871055
Community mental health services -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00871081
Ethnology. (OCoLC)fst00916106
Medical anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01013693
People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation. (OCoLC)fst01057417
Urban anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01162365
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Anthropology, Cultural
Peer Group
United States
ISBN 9780826520791 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0826520790 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780826520807 (paperback alkaline paper)
0826520804 (paperback alkaline paper)
9780826520814 (electronic book)

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