Reaching Across: Mental Health Clients Helping Each Other
Sally Zinman, Howie the Harp, Su Budd
California Network of Mental Health Clients, 1987 - Psychology - 268 pages
In 1983, the California Network of Mental Health Clients (CNMHC). a network of mental health clients throughout California was formed. At it's first organizing meeting it established a Self-Help Task Force to encourage, support and assist in the formation and in the development of self-help groups throughout California. This task force wrote an Action Plan describing how it would accomplish it's vision. In this Action Plan was the goal to create, publish and distribute a manual on how to start and run a mental health self-help group. Some of the well-known activists who contributed to the production of this manual, far too many too mention by name, include Leonard Roy Frank, Judi Chamberlin, Howie the Harp, Sally Zinman and Joe Rogers. Through their unwavering commitment this manual was published in 1987 and became an instant classic within the mental health community throughout the United States.