“Our Global Voice” Project - Impact of Receiving a Diagnosis

The survey is intended ONLY for people with lived experience of a mental health condition or disorder/ who had been diagnosed with a mental health condition or disorder over any given time in their life course.

THE SURVEY IS COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS - NO NAMES ARE REQUIRED. BY COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THE SURVEY, YOU AGREE FOR THE OUTCOME/ DATA TO BE PUBLICISED / MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. 

The “Our Global Voice” Project of the Global Mental Health Peer Network, seeks to obtain lived experience perspectives on the impact of receiving a diagnosis and key factors that lead to/ hindered recovery.

Receiving a diagnosis of a mental health condition or disorder can be a daunting experience and the way in which one receives such a diagnosis may very well determine just how difficult the journey ahead will become and whether it will lead to empowerment or disempowerment.

What do you as a persons with lived experience think about this and what can we learn from your experiences? The Global Mental Health Peer Network embarks on this quest to find out what people with lived experience across the world has to say, through its “Our Global Voice” Project.

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* 2. How did a diagnosis affect you – was it a sense of relief or burden?

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* 3. How was your diagnosis conveyed to you – and how would you have wanted it to be conveyed?

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* 4. How did your family and/or community respond to your diagnosis – and how would you have wanted your family and/or community to respond?

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* 5. Were you involved in your treatment or recovery plan developed for you – was there a partnership between you and your treating psychiatrist/ doctor?

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* 6. What was most helpful with your recovery and/or management of symptoms?

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* 7. What was or still is the biggest barrier that prevents you from achieving quality of life and/or having your human rights respected and protected?

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* 8. What would you recommend to be implemented/ changed in order to improve mental health care and services in your country?

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* 9. In your view, how could coercion in mental health be reduced/ eliminated?

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* 10. What would you consider as being harmful to yourself in terms of services or interventions that you received for your mental health condition (either at present or past)?

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* 11. What do you understand of what human rights mean and should mean to you as a person with lived experience?

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* 12. In your view, how can a diagnosis be effectively communicated with intent to empower - how in a loving and supportive way can hope and optimism be instilled?

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