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March 1944

The Techniques of Self-Help in Psychiatric After-Care. Developed by Recovery, Inc., the Association of Former Patients.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(3):302. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290270091015

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These three books, sponsored by the Association of Former Mental Patients, give a comprehensive report of an imposing system of group technics evolved by the author. Dr. Low is the founder and president of the association and is associate psychiatrist at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of Illinois.

The first volume consists of articles and items previously published in the bulletin of the association, and deals with the historical development of the association from the time of its foundation, in 1937, to 1943. The aim of the association has been to eradicate the stigma attached to mental disease, through various activities in the social, economic and legal spheres, directed and executed by the members themselves. These measures have included, in addition to social activities among its members, publication of a bulletin, to which members are encouraged to contribute, arrangement of public lectures and radio talks to enlist support for