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What’s the Story?

  • Catharine ColeborneEmail author
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Part of the Mental Health in Historical Perspective book series (MHHP)

Abstract

The book has opened up a new conversation about madness. It has suggested that if our collective stories of madness are not made public, various official, academic and other histories of psychiatry lose their meaning—and miss the point—in the current landscape of histories of mental health. In fact, our shared histories of psychiatry and mental health are important to ongoing conversations about mental illness, treatments and preventive mental health, as well as to forms of community care. We need to consider all protagonists in the unfolding drama of mental health policy and care on a global scale.

Keywords

Psychiatric consumer voices Future of madness studies Digital Online 

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Documentaries and Digital Stories

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Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social ScienceUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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