This is an article I have written, based on my personal experience, about how the way the mental health system is set up as an institution can put service users in a difficult position in one way or another. It is called 'Some Catches of the Mental Health System'. I am talking about things which I suspect most long term service users would recognise but which other people might not realise from the outside are an issue. recoverynet.ca/2021/07/05/some

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Thanks to Kevin Healey at recoverynet.ca for publishing this longer version of the article. A shorter version was originally published in the UK based print magazine, Asylum Magazine. asylummagazine.org/

In this version I say a bit more about where I am coming from in writing this piece, and also describe another 'catch' service users can get caught in - not being believed by others.

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