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Key academic publications on community and mental health

Baumgartner, J.N., & Herman, D. (2012). Community integration of formerly homeless men and women with severe mental illness after hospital discharge. Psychiatric Services, 63, 435-437.

Davidson, L. (2003). Living Outside Mental Illness: Qualitative Studies of Recovery in Schizophrenia. New York City, NY: New York University Press.

Davis, B., Townley, G., & Kloos, B. (2013). The roles of clinical and non-clinical dimensions of recovery in promoting community activities for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 51-53. 

Farone, D. (2006). Schizophrenia, community integration, and recovery. Social Work in Mental Health, 4(4), 21-36.

Gulcur, L., Tsemberis, S., Stefancic, A., & Greenwood, R. (2007). Community integration of adults with psychiatric disabilities and histories of homelessness. Community Mental Health Journal, 43(3), 211-228.

Kidd, S.A., Virdee, G., Quinn, S., Toole, L., McKenzie, K., & Krupa, T. (2013). Racialized Women with Severe Mental Illness: An Arts-Based Approach to Locating Recovery in Intersections of Power, Self-Worth, and Identity. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 17(1), 20-43.

Kloos, B., & Townley, G. (2011). Investigating the relationship between neighborhood experiences and psychiatric distress for individuals with serious mental illness. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38, 105-116.

Metraux, S., Brusilovskiy, E., Prvu-Bettger, J., Wong, Y-L, & Salzer, M. (2012). Geographic access to and availability of community resources for persons diagnosed with severe mental illness in Philadelphia, USA. Health and Place, 18(3), 621-629.

Mezzina, R., Borg, M., Marin, I., Sells, D., Topor, A., & Davidson, L. (2006). From participation to citizenship: How to regain a role, a status, and a life in the process of recovery. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 9(1), 39-61.

Prince, P., & Prince, C. (2002). Perceived stigma and community integration among clients of assertive community treatment. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 25(4), 323-331.

Royce-Davis, J. (2001). "It's the day to day that matters": The meaning and process of community in the lives of a couple with significant psychiatric difficulties. American Journal of Community Psychology, 29, 807-832.

Townley, G., Kloos, B., & Wright, P. (2009). Understanding the experience of place: Expanding methods to conceptualize and measure community participation of persons with severe mental illness. Health Place, 15(2), 520-531. 

Yanos, P., Felton, B., Tsemberis, S., & Frye, V. (2007). Exploring the role of housing type, neighbourhood characteristics, and lifestyle factors in the community integration of formerly homeless persons diagnosed with mental illness. Journal of Mental Health, 16(6), 703-717.

"All too often, individuals with serious mental illness experience isolation and lack opportunities to fulfill meaningful roles and activities in their communities."

- Townley, Kloos, & Wright, 2009