"Us" is "Them": Working with the Psychiatrically Labeled

  • David Prichard University of New England, Portland, Maine


In this personal narrative, the author recounts his experiences with psychiatrically labeled adults that have increased his understanding of and appreciation for people beyond their labels, and have helped him to de-program his pathology-based training and understanding of mental illness. He also discusses the integration of some of these experiences into courses he teaches with graduate social work students.

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