Mental health support needs of people with a learning difficulty: a medical or a social model?

@article{Williams2005MentalHS,
  title={Mental health support needs of people with a learning difficulty: a medical or a social model?},
  author={Val Williams and Pauline Heslop},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={231 - 245}
}
People with learning difficulties, like all disabled people, face social oppression. Much recent policy and practice are underpinned by at least some understanding of this oppression, and the social model of disability has been influential in discussions of services and supports for people with learning difficulties. However, in the area of mental health, the picture is somewhat different. This paper argues that the medical model has predominated in discussions of mental health support for… Expand
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