I decided to upload a presentation I used to discuss what it means to be an empowered mental health shopper. I'm enthusiastic about this topic because I firmly believe that a market filled with people passionate about their own mental health services will hold us accountable to deliver services worth investing in.
I'll be uploading that presentation in small bits and pieces. One of the reasons I believe so firmly in this topic is because I believe that traditionally, we in the mental health services industry have held too much power in the way we define behavior, diagnoses, and relationships. I can't tell you how often I hear folks who enter services me recounting professionals they've seen who have pronounced their marriages dead on arrival.