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Together we can get BEYOND the reductionism of psychiatry's imposed parameters and find REAL understanding and healing for all.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Foundation for Excellence Launches Website
The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care – established in response to Robert Whitaker’s book “Anatomy of an Epidemic” by a group of scientists, psychiatrists, researchers, public policy analysts, users and providers of mental health services, philanthropists, and community members – has launched a website:
The organization’s goal is “to find and promote the best ways to achieve long-term recovery and help people with mental health challenges to thrive physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.”
The Foundation plans “to examine existing research, create support for new innovative research and programs, and sponsor symposia to build a new paradigm of care that focuses on long-term recovery and wellness.
Strong evidence demonstrates that our 25-year-long over-reliance on a purely medical model has not advanced mental health recovery. The number of individuals diagnosed with ‘chronic mental illness’ disabling enough to place them on the Social Security roles has tripled since 1987.”