Community Access & The Strand Present: Phyllis Vine + Caroline Lewis
Where: The Strand
212-473-1452 Price: $10 – $36.95
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Join us for an in-person event with journalist, historian and author Phyllis Vine for the release of her new book Fighting for Recovery: An Activists’ History of Mental Health Reform. Joining Phyllis in conversation is health care reporter for WNYC and Gothamist Caroline Lewis. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.
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In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated and masked audience. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.
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An essential history of the recovery movement for people with mental illness, and an inspiring account of how former patients and advocates challenged a flawed system and encouraged mental health activism
This definitive people’s history of the recovery movement spans the 1970s to the present day and proves to readers just how essential mental health activism is to every person in this country, whether you have a current psychiatric diagnosis or not.
In Fighting for Recovery, professor and mental health advocate Phyllis Vine tells the history of the former psychiatric patients, families, and courageous activists who formed a patients’ liberation movement that challenged medical authority and proved to the world that recovery from mental illness is possible.
Mental health discussions have become more common in everyday life, but there are still enormous numbers of people with psychiatric illness in jails and prisons or who are experiencing homelessness – proving there is still progress to be made.
This is a book for you
A friend or family member of someone with serious psychiatric diagnoses, to understand the history of mental health reform.
A person struggling with their own diagnoses, to learn how other patients have advocated for themselves.
An activist in the peer-services network: social workers, psychologists, and peer counselors, to advocate for change in the treatment of psychiatric patients at the institutional and individual levels.
A policy maker, clinical psychologist, psychiatric resident, or scholar who wants to become familiar with the social histories of mental illness.Buy tickets/get more info now