Success Stories from the Developing World on Increasing Recovery and Social Justice

Summary: Social justice issues and current globalization and urbanization trends affecting the developing world will be discussed along with good news of growth and development. The research showing improved recovery outcomes for people in developing countries will be debated along with a dialogue about the creation of scientific research and how these studies may tell us to handle our own state budget cuts. People will be inspired to connect and engage with challenges bigger than themselves.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the social justice issues in the developing world and the challenges faced by people in other countries; examples of successful models from these countries
  • To understand important current trends changing the world like urbanization, climate change, genetic engineering, and the challenge of nuclear power
  • To understand Americans’ roles in worsening oppression and what we can do with time instead of money to help increase social justice for all people in the world
  • To learn how mental illness and recovery are viewed in other countries, review of the WHO studies that show that more people might recover in undeveloped countries, how this might help us handle all the budget cuts on our own state level
  • To help ourselves and increase our own happiness by becoming part of something larger than ourselves

Audience Comments:

One action I plan to take: Pay hoarding conference, Donate clothes, Donate books who need, Get more involved in my community in Mental Health, be more patient and helpful, go hug someone, work together as family unit, work around other culture backgrounds, talk more about my experiences, talk about session with others, ask more questions of a statement, share this info with the clinical coordinator at the job and see how we can integrate it, share it at community drop in center, reduce my impact on the environement, hug people more often, better educate myself about mental health from a consumer perspective, become more engaged with people of other cultures, talk to at least two people here who are clearly coming from a different place. And don’t just listen, To be more outgoing than intellectual, more social, less personal, Consider the well-being of our society

Most useful part of the workshop: things we can do in the next week, additional resources, the knowledge that was given was new, learning about stuff that was interesting and stimulating, participating with others, activism, the stats around the world, broadening our social perspective,

Most motivating part of the workshop: talking to my partner. Listening to the lady from Afghanistan, things we can do in the next week X 2, Corinna’s passion and poetry, the poems!, X 4 teacher’s presentation/poems/ and research, listening to presenter, action is key for recovery, handout

What surprised you about the workshop: your courage, pleasantly surprised how good the poetry was, change can be small or large, all of more diverse info that I expected, the different success stories, what the different cultures go through, never would have thought of certain issues in recovery, topic with another person, donate time and money to the society,

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