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Searching for a Rose Garden

Challenging psychiatry, fostering mad studies

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Searching for a Rose Garden is an incisive critique of all that is unhelpful about sanestream understandings of and responses to mental distress. Drawing on world-wide survivor activism and scholarship, it explores the toxicity of psychiatry and the co-option and corruption of survivor knowledge and practice by the mainstream. Chapters on survivor research and theory reveal the constant battle to establish and maintain a safe space for experiential knowledge within academia and beyond. Other chapters explore how survivor-developed projects and practices are cultivating a wealth of bright blooms in the most hostile of environments, providing an important vision for the future.

Product code: 9781910919231

ISBN 9781910919231
Explores alternatives to psychiatry developed by people with direct experience of extreme crisis and psychiatric treatment. Describes the origins, development, challenges and politics that inspired these international survivor-led and survivor-run grassroots approaches.