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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


SERRANO MIGUEL, Mercedes. Thinker's Group: narratives and subjectivities around mental health. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.123, pp.507-519. ISSN 2340-2733.

In recent years new initiatives have begun to emerge within the scope of treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation of people with mental diseases, aimed to collect the voice of the people involved, giving them a greater role and use their arguments in a practical way to define their treatment. The experience of "Grup de Pensadors" (Thinkers' Group) could be framed within these new practices. This initiative is part of a group of professionals from the CCSM Foundation and puts together professionals, family and people in mental health treatment in one space devoted to discussion. This is a place to exchange experiences while generating ideas. Their goal is not therapeutic in itself but is aimed at finding and developing proposals to improve the care of persons suffering from mental illness. The group experience aims to provide a space where the discourse of all participants can be interpreted on a horizontal plane, being considered as experts from their own lives and personal experience. The group is also a research platform with a highly qualitative character. The application of ethnographic methods within the group enables the observation of these relationships and the difficulty of (re) development outside the clinical setting. It also presents a narrative recovery exercise of the main characters involved in the mental health treatment, the discourses used and the analysis thereof.

Keywords : salud mental; rehabilitación psicosocial; narrativas; participación social; investigación cualitativa; health mental; psychosocial rehabilitation; narratives; social participation; qualitative research.

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