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Emotional CPR as an Alternative to Coercive Mental Health Treatment — The power of others with lived experience

19 Sep 2023 2:57 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

A photo of two women talking while sitting in a circle of chairs.Several months ago, I interviewed the late Sally Zinman, a heroine of our mental health movement of people with lived experience. I asked what changes she would like to see in the mental health system in the future. Without hesitation she said that the system should value and encourage self-determination and totally voluntary, noncoercive services. [MedPage]

I will discuss here the dangers of involuntary commitment, and demonstrate the ways that I believe Emotional CPRopens in a new tab or window (eCPR), which I will define below, contributes to Zinman's vision.



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