Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)
Print version ISSN 1413-294X
ALVAREZ, Juan Carlos Casal. The Alonso Quijano of Madrid Association: social participation in mental health. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp.373-377. ISSN 1413-294X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2011000300021.
This article, brings together, the individual and collective experiences that I had the opportunity to experience with the Alonso Quijano of Madrid Association since 2002. The Alonso Quijano Association is registered in the Official Association Register of the Madrid Local Government,and was established in 1999. Alonso Quijano Association is an association to monitor, support and reflect on the experience of madness. Since its origins, the members asume the rol of citizens with the same rights and obligations without labelling anybody. It is an association where the involvement of people with mental health problems is very important.
Keywords : mental health; functional diversity; social participation; mutual help; organized leisure time.