Community Empowerment and Recovery in Belize

In November 2012, Belize invited two Consultants of the Montreal WHO-PAHO-CC to attend and contribute to three clustered events: Belize’s Annual Consumers Workshop (service users), its meeting of the Mental Health Association, and the launching of its newly built Community Mental Health Center. Myra Piat, Douglas Institute researcher on recovery in mental health, and Ella Amir, president of the Montreal-based AMI-Quebec, a MH consumer advocacy and support center, presented and interacted on various aspects of empowerment and recovery, buttressing this visionary initiative in Belize.