Women with mental health or addiction issues who have been subjected to sexual assault or woman abuse or abuse-related trauma are part of us and of the initiative. Your experience guides and grounds us. Your leadership is vital to ensure that together we develop the right solutions.
Why Women's Voices Are ImportantExcerpts from No Wrong Door report (2008)
Kitchen Table Project: Evaluating the Experiences of Women within The Mental Health System Since Reform, Lee Hinton, Women's Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition, 2002
“This research clearly indicates that women still experience oppression, abuse, a lack of involvement in their treatment and a lack of specialized services within the system...It is through hearing the voices of women that the mental health system can begin to reflect changes that will result in a gender sensitive mental health system.”
H.E.R. Grey Bruce (Hope - Equality - Respect)(PDF, 2 pages, 66 KB)