Mutual aid groups for older persons with a mental illness

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    Older adults with a mental illness face many life stressors as they cope with aging and mental illness. They require extra environmental supports to successfully navigate these challenges. Mutual aid groups represent a particularly potent source of support, and this article explores some of the unique practice issues and themes associated with group work for this vulnerable population. Group beginnings, authority, and intimacy themes are highlighted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGroup Work and Aging
    Subtitle of host publicationIssues in Practice, Research, and Education
    EditorsRoberta K Graziano, Robert Salmon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9781315044217
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


    • Authority theme
    • Group work
    • Intimacy theme
    • Mutual aid groups
    • Older persons with mental illness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine
    • General Health Professions


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