This article, which uses a dialogue between a mental health nursing student and an academic, aims to promote hybridity as an anti-stigmatising resource in mental health work. To achieve this aim, both authors disclose significant details of their past mental health difficulties in a relational autoethnographic dialogue, with excerpts from the first author's academic assignment work. This highlights the importance of hybrid ‘practitioner-survivor’ identity as an ethical imperative in collapsing the boundaries between professional and user narratives in emancipatory mental health practice.
Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2016.e1065Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software
Received: 26 February 2015
Accepted: 12 June 2015
Published online: 13 July 2016
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