Teleconference: The History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement: Thursday, December 17, 2009 12-1:30 MST

Source: SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance web site

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center) is offering the following web based teleconference on Thursday, December 17, 2009 12-1:30 MST:

What is the mental health consumer movement? Why is it important to understand its origins? Coinciding with the emergence of other civil rights movements, the consumer movement arose from the need to advocate for changes in the way society viewed and treated people with mental health problems.


This training will provide:

  • a framework for understanding the origins and importance of the consumer movement, including the role of the arts and social inclusion’s connection to history;
  • information about the challenges and obstacles the consumer movement has encountered and how they have been, and continue to be, overcome; and
  • an understanding of the movement’s accomplishments and next steps.

2 Responses

  1. Do you guys have a counterpart in Georgia?

    • Hi Sameon, no and yes…We’re a Colorado statewide professional development and consumer information library that handles ATOD information lending and dissemination. I’m not familiar with Georgia specifically. But there are centers in Georgia that may have similar functions, but that may be regional or cover more or less topics, more or less services, etc.

      You can visit: to see the types of centers in Georgia.

      Hope that helps,

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