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So You’ve Got a Mental Illness
So, you’ve got a ‘Mental Illness’? … What now?”
Is a FREE new resource written entirely by mental health consumers.
Finally! A resource written by those who have been there. This booklet is an introduction to the mental health system, to “consumer perspective” and to some of the diversity of how consumers respond to a diagnosis of ‘mental illness,’ written entirely by a team of mental health consumers.
It provides information ranging from what “consumer” means to how diagnoses work; from where to find help to human rights frameworks. It is brimming with useful information, all from the perspective of people with lived experience of ‘mental illness.’
Beautifully illustrated with cartoons by batty cartoonist and 2004 HREOC Human Rights Award winner, Merinda Epstein, and punctuated throughout with thoughts about madness, creativity, power, language and the human condition, this resource will appeal on many different levels.