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Hiring and Supporting Consumer Staff

Mark Ragins


I once wrote that I thought that the single most transforming thing the mental health system could do would be to hire large numbers of consumer staff. Now, because of the Mental Health Services Act counties all over the state are doing just that. I wrote that because I believe that hiring consumer staff will have an enormous anti-stigma effect challenging the prevailing image of people with mental illnesses as incompetent, irresponsible, and dangerous. Consumers who are willing to disclo

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Contributed on 04/02/2010

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