Susan Kingsley Smith – Focus on mental health solutions

The mental health solutions matter, not who’s wrong or right: I’ve been noticing more in more in mental health advocacy that things aren’t always black and white. I’m noticing lately that in the work of many advocates is that in order to be “right” someone has to be “wrong”.

Susan Kingsley-Smith talking about mental health solutions at dinner at Alternatives 2011 with Andy Grant, Peter Lehman, Amy Smith, herself, and Rita Brooks.

And this I believe is a source for much unnecessary contention and conflict. There is a difference, perhaps subtle, between advocating change and creating change. Both are

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Jennifer Wilding: Consensus Decision Making might fix fear based mental health funding

Wellness Wordworks has been working with two different organizations lately using Consensus Decision Making.

Corinna West with Thomas Hernandez, one of our partners for Consensus Decision Making. He says, "Medications really helped me recover." This difference helps balance our personal experience.

Consensus Decision Making is a powerful process that theoretically allows for minority opinion areas to be heard in a group. One group doing this that Wellness Wordworks collaborates with is the Kansas Mental Health Provider Coalition and one is Consensus KC. We’ve learned that most public consensus decision making is unconscious. It’s not based on data, it’s

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