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Recovery's Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency

By Neely Laurenzo Myers

In 2003 the Bush Administration’s New Freedom fee requested psychological well-being provider companies to start selling “recovery” instead of churning out long term, “chronic” psychological wellbeing and fitness provider clients. Recovery’s Edge sends us to city the United States to view the interior workings of a psychological future health health facility run, partially, by way of people who find themselves themselves “in restoration” from psychological illness.

In this provocative narrative, Neely Myers sweeps us up in her personal trip via 3 years of ethnographic learn at this strange website, offering a nuanced account of other methods to psychological healthiness care. Recovery’s Edge severely examines the excessive bar we set for individuals in restoration via intimate tales of individuals suffering to discover significant paintings, pleasurable relationships, and autonomous living.

This publication is a recipient of the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize from Vanderbilt collage Press for the easiest ebook within the region of medicine.

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