Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives

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Mental health is a fundamental public health priority, and this stimulating and comprehensive book brings together all of the key issues to offer an overview for students and practitioners alike. Written by a team of leading international experts, the book summarizes the evidence base and asks the key questions at the heart of a range of topics from community development to public mental health in schools and recovery and well-being. The book includes:
  • Mini toolkits at the end of each chapter that include tips for effective practice, reflection points and questions to consider
  • Case studies exploring real world examples of public mental health in action
  • Discussion and opinion encouraging readers to question and debate the issues at the core of public mental health policy
The book also includes a chapter written by Kate E. Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson, authors of the best selling book The Spirit Level. Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives is an invaluable tool to give readers the confidence to develop effective mental health tools and programs that will improve public mental health.
Contributors: John Ashton, Jane Barlow, Annette Beautrais, Peter Byrne, Sandra Carlisle, Mima Cattan, Elaine Church, Cary Cooper, Patrick Corrigan, Mary O’Hagan, Phil Hanlon, Eva Jané-Llopis, Anthony Jorm, Gregory Luke Larkin, Crick Lund, Jane Mathieson, Margaret Maxwell, Maura Mulloy, Michael Nash, Inge Petersen, Kate Pickett, Nicola Reavley, Nicholas Rüsch, Jude Stansfield, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mark Weist and Richard Wilkinson.
"This book is written by renowned experts from a wide range of disciplines who carefully explore issues and tensions within the field. It will be a great resource not just for those working in public health practice but also for all those whose work has an influence on this vitally important aspect of human life."
Professor Lindsey Davies, President of the Faculty of Public Health

"The book provides a convincing account of the many ways in which our society could become more mentally healthy. It should be read by businessmen, teachers and politicians as much as by clinicians"
Prof Lord Layard

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ISBN-13: 9780335244898
ISBN-10: 0335244890
Pagini: 264
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 172 x 242 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.37 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: McGraw Hill Education
Colecția Open University Press
Locul publicării: United Kingdom


Introduction Section 1 - Promoting Positive Mental Health
1. Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing: Connecting individual, social and global levels of wellbeing
2. Community Development, Regeneration and Mental Health
3. Mental Health Promotion in Developing Contexts
4. Defining and Measuring Mental Health and Wellbeing
Section 2 - Preventing Mental Health Problems
5. Inequality: An underacknowledged source of mental illness and distress
6. Mental Health Literacy
7. Suicide Prevention
8. Preventing Depression
Section 3 - Quality of Life for People with Mental Health Problems
9. Recovery and Wellbeing
10. Stigma, Discrimination and Mental Health
11. Early Intervention for Psychosis in the Real World
12. Physical Health of People with Long-term Mental Health Problems
Section 4 - Bringing it all Together across the Life-course
13. Parenting during the First Two Years and Public Mental Health
14. Implementing a Public Mental Health Framework within Schools
15. Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Workplace
16. Later Life
17. Lessons and Directions for Public Mental Health