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This book describes the creation and the evolution of mental health care from the standpoint of people who were sidelined and stifled, but who gradually rallied and even rebelled in order to create services which are tailored to their realities. For the past 185 years, these struggles have brought about profound changes in New Brunswick's mental health system's landscape; so that today, many no longer see themselves as passive consumers.
In this original book, the first of its kind in Canada, Eugène LeBlanc and Nérée St-Amand present an unconventional picture of mental health that casts doubt on the official version. Through personal accounts, the authors make it obvious that psychiatrizing people is not the answer. This book is a must-read in order to understand not only the history of asylums, but the issues surrounding mental health.
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