Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry (2018 edition)

by Peter Stastny & Peter Lehmann

The great book of alternatives to psychiatry around the world. The book highlights alternatives beyond psychiatry, current possibilities for self-help for individuals experiencing madness, and strategies toward implementing humane treatment.

Sixty-one authors – (ex-) users and survivors of psychiatry, therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, social scientists and relatives from all five continents – report about their alternative work, their objectives and successes, and their individual and collective experiences.

These are some of the questions, which are addressed by the authours: What helps me if I go mad?     How can I find trustworthy help for a relative or a friend in need?     How can I protect myself from coercive treatment?     As a family member or friend, how can I help?     What should I do if I can no longer bear to work in the mental health field?     What are the alternatives to psychiatry?     How can I get involved in creating alternatives?

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