Stopovers on my Way home from Mars

May 19, 2012

Rather than being directly addressed to those who need help, it’s an analysis on the organizations in the Self-help movement in the US, Britain and the Netherlands. It was written in the 90’s but her observations are still relevant. You can find the pdf of the whole book here.

Mary O Hagan does a good job on paring down the essential values and ideology of the ex-patient peer support movement while keeping it easy and engaging. She travels and visits various alternatives oranisatitons in the three countries and quotes members. Also those interested in leadership in general, her dedication to democracy and equal distribution of power is quite interesting.


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