Chris Underhill

Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2012
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Citation

This profile was prepared when Chris Underhill was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Introduction
Chris Underhill has created a movement in the field of mental health that expands existing talent in local communities and puts the mentally ill and their families in charge of resolving challenges. Chris has spread his model across the developed and developing world, and in this process normalized the integration of the mentally ill into society as active and engaged citizens.
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