With advocacy skills, individuals with lived experience of mental health conditions can protect their own and others’ rights, combat discrimination and prejudice, and become catalysts for systems change. This presentation, by a longtime national leader of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient (c/s/x) movement for social justice, will cover self-advocacy and systems advocacy skills.
Joseph Rogers' presentation at Alternatives 2013 - December 4, 2013
List of publications by the Temple University Collaborative. Includes tool kits and guidebooks on community integration topics for mental health peers and those who assist them.
This project of the UIC national Research and Training Center has produced self-determination tools and resources for peers, listed here for download. This page also contains current and future project activities.
Self-advocacy workbook developed by autistic adults and The National Autistic Society (United Kingdom).
“The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN’s supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends…. Our activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research, and the development of Autistic cultural activities.”
This article from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill gives tips for mental health consumers who would like to communicate more effectively with their psychiatrists, physicians, and other types of health professionals.