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MASSACHUSETTS NAMI 2013 KEYNOTE. David C. Henderson, M.D. Director, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program Director, Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School.
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David C. Henderson, M.D.
Director, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
Director, Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
More disability than any other medical disorders:
Contribution by different non-communicable diseases to disability-adjusted life-years worldwide in 2005
50% of All Individuals with psychiatric illness never seek treatment
Rusch 2005; Link 1987
Most Medical Schools leave Clinicians untrained for tx’ing psychiatric Illness
104 Weeks Clinical Training
in mental health
Skeate A, et al, Br J Psychiatry Suppl 2002; 43:s73-7.
Loss of property, family and jobs
RecoveryThe December 2004 Consensus Conferenceon Mental-Health Recovery, SAMHSA
Mental-health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation for a person with a mental health disability to be able to live a meaningful life in communities of his or her choice while striving to achieve full human potential or “personhood.”
Recovery is a multi-faceted concept based on the 10 fundamental elements and guiding principles (shown in the circle)
Individualized & person-centered
SAMHSA = Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services; US Dept Health and Human Services; December 2004. Available at: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/sma05-4129/. Accessed February 7, 2007.
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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”