PhD student in Sociology
Dissertation title: Organization of mental health from home
Under the supervision of Alain Ehrenberg and Laurence Simmat-Durand
This thesis examines the way in which the management of mental health "problems" is organized today from people's homes.
With dehospitalisation and demedicalisation of care, not only has the spectrum of mental health "problems" widened, but new actors have gradually taken a place in this care. It is no longer the business of psychiatry alone, of medicine - even social medicine. Social and medico-social actors have gradually become involved in psychosocial "care".
From different fields, a psychiatry sector providing both social and health care for the "mental disorder", a local mental health council and an associative mobile team, we can see the emergence of new practices and new actors. : social landlords. The latter, hosting the "problems" of mental health, are given a new mission, that of allowing the handling of these problems. They evaluate and diagnose and then refer to the actors they have the power to convene.
It is this new organization of care that we want to describe and understand from participant-observation and semi-structured interviews with professionals but also users.