Participatory action research with self-help/mutual aid organizations for psychiatric consumer/survivors is reviewed.
We begin by tracing the origins of and defining both participatory action research and self-help/mutual aid.
In so doing, the degree of correspondence between the assumptions/values of participatory action research and those of self-help/mutual aid for psychiatric consumer/survivors is examined.
We argue that participatory action research and self-help/mutual aid share four values in common : (a) empowerment, (b) supportive relationships, (c) social change, and (d) learning as an ongoing process.
Next, selected examples of participatory action research with psychiatric consumer/survivor-controlled self-help/mutual aid organizations which illustrate these shared values are provided.
We conclude with recommendations of how the key values can be promoted in both the methodological and substantive aspects of future participatory action research with self-help/mutual aid organizations for psychiatric consumer/survivors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Participation, Psychothérapie groupe, Traitement, Support social, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Participation, Group psychotherapy, Treatment, Social support, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0174363
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.