Resurrecting the Person; Friendship and the Care of People With Mental Health Problems
People with mental health problems struggle with psychological difficulties that are frequently destructive, incapacitating, in soul destroying. Yet that is only the beginning. For alongside their psychological and biological history is a form of social experience that is typically degrading, exclusionary, and dehumanizing. In the minds and actions of the general public, including the church public, those with mental health problems frequently cease being persons. Instead they become identified by their pathologies: "schizophrenics", "manic-depressives" or just plain "crazies" substitute for their primary identity as human beings made in God's image and passionately loved by God.
This book explores ways of conceptually am practically separating people from their illness.
Author: John Swinton
Paperback: 237 pages
Dimensions/Weight: 15 x 22.5 x 1.8 cm / 250g
Publisher/Date: Abingdon Press / 2000