Uncovering recovery: the resistible rise of recovery and resilience
Harper, D. and Speed, E. 2012. Uncovering recovery: the resistible rise of recovery and resilience. Studies in Social Justice. 6 (1), pp. 9-25.
|Authors||Harper, D. and Speed, E.|
Discourses of recovery and resilience have risen to positions of dominance in the mental health field. Models of recovery and resilience enjoy purchase, in both policy and practice, across a range of settings from self-described psychiatric survivors through to mental health charities through to statutory mental health service providers. Despite this ubiquity, there is confusion about what recovery means. In this article we problematize notions of recovery and resilience, and consider what, if anything, should be recovered from these concepts. We focus on three key issues, i) individualisation, ii) the persistence of a deficit model, and iii) collective approaches to recovery. Through documentary analysis we consider these issues across third sector organisations, and public and mental health policy.
|Keywords||mental health; recovery; resilience|
|Journal||Studies in Social Justice|
|Journal citation||6 (1), pp. 9-25|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1634|
|26 Jun 2012|
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|Deposited||26 Jun 2012|
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