Remarkable Lives : John McManus in conversation with Jerome Carson

McManus, John and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2019) Remarkable Lives : John McManus in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. ISSN 2042-8316 (In Press)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of John McManus. John provides a short life history and is then interviewed by Jerome. John tells us about the insidious development of his illness and how for many years it was masked by substance abuse. As Patricia Deegan has stated, “Each person’s journey of recovery is unique,” (Deegan, 1996). That is why we can learn so much from case studies like Johns. John’s account shows the value of Early Intervention Teams. The service he received from his local team was “second to none.” John talks about the value of volunteering and how it helped him believe that he could once more play a constructive role in life. There is no doubt that John benefitted from support from professionals, experts by experience and his family. Equally he was also open to all these sources of support.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hearing voices, Volunteering, Early Intervention Teams, Experts by experience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 11:36
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 09:35
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-04-2019-0012
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2215

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