Consumer-Run Mental Health

Framework for Recovery

Authors: Brown, Louis D.

  • Presents new multi-faceted model
  • Focuses on how people benefit from CROs
  • Contains illustrative stories throughout
  • Offers both research reviews and theory development
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About this book

Consumer-run organizations and other types of mental health self-help are becoming increasingly popular in the public mental health system. These initiatives now outnumber traditional mental health organizations in the US (Goldstrom et al., 2006). This growth is due in large part to their low cost, devoted supporters, burgeoning evidence base, and increased acceptance by mental health professionals. International interest in these initiatives is also growing as self-help is flourishing in industrialized countries worldwide. I recently edited a special issue on mental health self-help for the American Journal of Community Psychology and we received submissions from five continents, with exciting work coming out of China, Australia, and Europe. The proposed book develops a rich theoretical model called the Role Framework, which explains how people engage in and benefit from mental health consumer-run organizations (CROs).

About the authors

Louis D. Brown, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at The University of Texas, School of Public Health in El Paso. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the subject. Further, he edited a special issue for the American Journal of Community Psychology and a book for Springer on the larger field of mental health self-help. His research in this area has received numerous awards and he chairs the largest group of self-help researchers internationally.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to CROs in mental health, review the scholarly evidence for their benefit and cost-effectiveness, and provide an insider’s perspective on mental health and the process of recovery within these organizations by those who are consumers and members of them. The author identifies a wide audience, ranging from researchers of consumer-run organizations to students of psychiatry to mental health consumers. … book ends with suggestions for research directions and includes a self-help questionnaire in the appendix.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2012)

“In Consumer-Run Mental Health: Framework for Recovery, Louis Brown provides a theoretical framework for consumer-run organizations (CROs) and a research model for studying consumer-driven organizations. Those who study CROs and mental health recovery will find the text to be thoughtful, well organized, and informative. Graduate students learning about psychopathology will gain a deeper and more informed understanding of mental illness and of the social impact of living with a chronic mental health condition.” (Lisa Fitzgibbons, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 57 (43), October, 2012)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brown, Louis D.

    Pages 1-14

  • Using Existing Theory to Build a Conceptual Framework of Consumer-Run Organizations

    Brown, Louis D.

    Pages 15-34

  • Refining the Preliminary Framework to Create the Role Framework

    Brown, Louis D.

    Pages 35-47

  • Constructing Journalistic Life History Narratives to Explore the Role Framework

    Brown, Louis D.

    Pages 49-61

  • Life History Narratives from the P.S. Club

    Brown, Louis D.

    Pages 63-117

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0699-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9165-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumer-Run Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Framework for Recovery
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0700-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0700-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0699-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9165-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 217
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