“The Other Side” — video celebrates 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act

The National Council posted this excellent video at the end of April. They describe it as an “evocative rendition of the journey from despair and loneliness to hope and community, as told by those who’ve recovered from mental illness and addictions.” Indeed it is.

The video describes two big shifts in mental health — the emphasis on recovery, and, instead of asking “What’s wrong with you?”, asking “What happened to you?”

The Council has posted a short history of the Community Mental Health Act on its site.

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