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'If you can’t follow, you’re out' : the perspectives of people with mental health problems on citizenship

Marianne Vervliet (UGent) , Didier Reynaert (UGent) , An Verelst (UGent) , Sofie Vindevogel (UGent) and Jessica De Maeyer (UGent)
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The new paradigm of 'community care' promotes the integration of people with mental health problems in society. This reconversion in social care risks to remain limited to a 'physical' level of integration. As the voices of people in vulnerable situations are largely absent in today's debates about citizenship, the present study used photovoice to investigate how people with mental health problems (n = 16) and co-occuring drug dependence (n = 14/16) perceive 'being a citizen' in everyday life. A thematic analysis of the verbal data and the selected pictures led to seven themes. These themes illustrate the complex, dual reality of living with mental health problems; the strengths, capacities and hope of people, but also the various obstacles they are confronted with in relation to the broader society. These findings imply an urgent need for an alternative, inclusive view on citizenship and according policy actions.
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Photovoice, Citizenship, Inclusion, Mental health problems, PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH, COMMUNITY INTEGRATION, PHOTOVOICE, RECOVERY, ILLNESS, WORKING, IMPACT

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Vervliet, Marianne, et al. “’If You Can’t Follow, You’re out’ : The Perspectives of People with Mental Health Problems on Citizenship.” APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE, vol. 14, no. 4, 2019, pp. 891–908, doi:10.1007/s11482-017-9537-4.
APA
Vervliet, M., Reynaert, D., Verelst, A., Vindevogel, S., & De Maeyer, J. (2019). ’If you can’t follow, you’re out’ : the perspectives of people with mental health problems on citizenship. APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE, 14(4), 891–908. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-017-9537-4
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Vervliet, Marianne, Didier Reynaert, An Verelst, Sofie Vindevogel, and Jessica De Maeyer. 2019. “’If You Can’t Follow, You’re out’ : The Perspectives of People with Mental Health Problems on Citizenship.” APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE 14 (4): 891–908. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-017-9537-4.
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Vervliet, Marianne, Didier Reynaert, An Verelst, Sofie Vindevogel, and Jessica De Maeyer. 2019. “’If You Can’t Follow, You’re out’ : The Perspectives of People with Mental Health Problems on Citizenship.” APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE 14 (4): 891–908. doi:10.1007/s11482-017-9537-4.
Vancouver
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Vervliet M, Reynaert D, Verelst A, Vindevogel S, De Maeyer J. ’If you can’t follow, you’re out’ : the perspectives of people with mental health problems on citizenship. APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE. 2019;14(4):891–908.
IEEE
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M. Vervliet, D. Reynaert, A. Verelst, S. Vindevogel, and J. De Maeyer, “’If you can’t follow, you’re out’ : the perspectives of people with mental health problems on citizenship,” APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 891–908, 2019.
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  title        = {{'If you can’t follow, you’re out' : the perspectives of people with mental health problems on citizenship}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11482-017-9537-4}},
  volume       = {{14}},
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