Remarkable Lives: Chanell Cumber in conversation with Jerome Carson

Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X and Cumber, Chanell (2017) Remarkable Lives: Chanell Cumber in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 21 (1). pp. 13-17. ISSN 2042-8316

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Chanell Cumber. Design/methodology/approach – Chanell starts by giving a short account of her life. She is then interviewed by Jerome. Findings – Chanell witnessed years of domestic abuse from her father towards her mother. This led her to develop mental health problems at a young age. Her account reveals her struggles to recover. Research limitations/implications – While single case studies are just that, they offer us insights that are missing from many professional narratives. These can often allow us a unique window into peoples’ lives. Practical implications – Chanell points out the need for mental health services to have a more prolonged engagement with people who use services and outlines why this is important. Social implications – As a society we do not always reach out to quieter individuals who may go under “the radar.” Sometimes being more forward and offering people a chance to open up, may provide them with the opportunity to reveal the pressures they are under. Originality/value – Each person’s story is unique and gives us differing understandings of the struggles that people battle with and how they have overcome these.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper published in Mental Health and Social Inclusion,Vol.21, 1 2017.© Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recovery, Suicide, Domestic abuse, Depression, Trust
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 17:18
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 10:48
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-08-2016-0021

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