Committed to the Sane AsylumCommitted to the Sane Asylum: Narratives on Mental Wellness and Healing

by Rosemary Barnes ’70 and Susan Schellenberg

Psychologist Rosemary Barnes and artist Susan Schellenberg, a former psychiatric patient, relate their own stories, conversations, and reflections concerning the contributions and limitations of conventional mental health care and their collaborative search for alternatives such as art therapy. Doctor and patient describe personal decisions about the mental health system and the creative life possibilities that emerge when mind, body, and spirit are committed to well-being and healing.

ISBN-13: 978-1-55458-034-7. Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press; 2009.