Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Denmark introduced repeated lock-downs of society, including outreach services and visits from social workers for people living with mental illnesses. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, in this article we explore how people with mental illness react to and manage their lives amid COVID-19 mitigations, focusing on how they experience and negotiate vulnerability at personal and community level. We argue, that the subjective management of restrictions implicated in their personal lives notions of risk, vulnerability and agency, and shows a diversity and heterogeneity of responses to the pandemic that allowed the mentally ill to perform good citizenship.
- Alexandra Brandt Ryborg JønssonIben Emilie ChristensenSusanne ReventlowMette Bech Risør
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Published inMedical anthropology