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Reframing mental health services from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?”

Zenobia Morrill recently wrote on Mad in America on Trauma-Informed care with survivors perspectives. Based on a new editorial in the Journal of Mental Health by Dr. Angela Sweeney in collaboration with Dr. Danny Taggart, she writes on trauma informed approaches and how survivors perspectives come into context especially with re-traumatization through mental health services. Sweeney and Taggart write ““By recreating abuse through ‘power over’ relationships, services can revictimise service users, preventing recovery,” they write. “This highlights the need for psychiatric services to do the opposite of trauma: from fear to safety, from control to empowerment, and from abuse of power to accountability and transparency.”

Morrill also addresses the “orienting shift” that comes with reframing “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?”.

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