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AZAMBUJA, Marcos Adegas de  and  FERREIRA NETO, João Leite. From Territory to the Multi Territoriality among Users, Workers, and Researchers in Mental Health. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.spe2, e226200.  Epub Nov 14, 2019. ISSN 1414-9893.

This article seeks to problematize the notion of territory in mental health through the experience of workers, users, and researchers in the field of mental health in the municipality of Santa Maria/RS. We work with the research of documents of the field of health and mental health, trying to identify the way that the notion of territory is presented in these texts. We describe and analyze an experience developed by several social actors involved in the experience that occurred in Santa Maria / RS, from two movements. The first is that of users towards academia, and the second is that of the health care of the referral service beyond the walls. The experience of transit of the different social actors in multi-territorial experiences has proved to be an important vector of subjective and institutional change. We have seen in both movements the emergence of a claim for a more extensive right than simple access to public health services. A “right to the city,” or even a transit beyond it. Finally, a search for the amplification of the multi territoriality experience and the transformations arising from it.

Keywords : Mental health; Territoriality; Social inclusion; Deinstitutionalization.

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