Remarkable Lives : Maddi Faith in conversation with Jerome Carson.

Faith, Maddi and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2019) Remarkable Lives : Maddi Faith in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 24 (1). pp. 13-16. ISSN 2042-8316

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Maddi Faith. In this single case study, Maddi gives a short background and the origins of her mental health issues and is then interviewed by Jerome. Maddi tells us how her problems developed in her childhood and of the journey she has been on since. Single case studies provide a single perspective. Yet are they of any less value than a commentary by an academic? On the contrary many offer unique insights into how we provide services for people with mental health problems, and of better ways to help them. Maddi raises the issue of “falling between services,” with the result that the individual concerned does not receive the help they need. The persistent stigma of mental health problems is an issue that will need to be addressed for decades if it is to be overcome. Personal witness is vital in tackling this issues. Maddi has already done a lot to address this through her work at University. The Trust the second author worked for, for many years used to have a staff “Made a Difference” award. Maddi surely deserves such an award for her own efforts to develop our understanding of the realities of mental health problems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords: recovery, stigma, support, home, education, student mental health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 09:41
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 13:42
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-08-2019-0023

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