Formación en salud mental en primera persona: de las experiencias personales al empoderamiento colectivo y la transformación del sistema [First person mental health training: from personal experiences to collective empowerment and system transformation]

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Vinyals Rojas, E., & Eiroa-Orosa, F. J.
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We offer an overview of mental health first-person understood as training spaces in which people with experiences of extreme mental suffering share knowledge among themselves or offer training activities to professionals. Following an international and local historical journey, we offer some examples of our current activity in the Veus Federation of Catalan Entities of Mental Health in First Person and some reflections on the basic elements of these activities. From the Veus Federation, we believe that the exchange of ideas should be the basis of the collective empowerment, of which we want to be participants together with our relatives and mental health professionals.