A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health examines major issues in
the organization, financing, and provision of women’s mental health services. It also
presents an overview of the epidemiology of mental disorders across the lifespan
of women, an in-depth discussion of selected mental and substance use disorders
that particularly affect women, and includes an examination of emerging issues in
women’s mental health.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with the
Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, in the School of Population Health at the University of
Melbourne, Australia are pleased to present this joint publication of available evidence on the intricate
relationship between women’s mental and reproductive health. The review comprises the most recent
information on the ways in which mental health concerns intersect with women’s reproductive health.
Psychiatrists and diverse other mental health and broader healthcare professionals
are faced with many challenges in effectively evaluating and treating
persons with psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders. Resources are
often stretched thin, especially for those with the most serious and disabling
conditions, and many people who would benefit from treatment are untreated,
undertreated, or treated only after extended delays for complex reasons.
Clinicians clearly have difficulties and barriers in their efforts to provide
comprehensive, efficacious, and timely treatment.
The delivery of mental health services to infants, toddlers, preschoolers,
and their families involves a complex interweaving of skills that
straddle disciplines and test boundaries. Provision of such services is
a testament to the strength of practitioners who struggle to balance the
necessary knowledge base, application strategies, and self-awareness
required by the work.
As a long-standing advocate for understanding issues of cultural and ethnic
diversity, I have served as President of APA Division 45, Society for the
Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and currently chair the
American Psychological Association’s Commission for the Recruitment,
Retention and Training of Ethnic Minorities implementation task force
(CEMRRAT2). Both of these organizations were instrumental in the approval
of the APA Multicultural Guidelines for Practice and the promotion of empirical
research addressing mental health issues of ethnic minority clinical populations.
This new Third Edition of Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective is
being completed in the midst of public debate over President Obama’s health
care reform proposals. Debate over health care is hardly new. The First Edition of
this text was published in 1996, shortly after the rejection of President Clinton’s
health care reform proposal. The Second Edition of this text was published in 2004,
shortly after President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health had
issued its fi nal report decrying the state of public mental health in the United
Despite these factors, children’s mental health has so far been paid insufficient attention
in schools. Teachers are uniquely placed to influence the mental health of children and
young people. As well as being in a position to recognise the symptoms of mental health
difficulties at an early stage, they can enhance the social and emotional development of
children and foster their mental well-being through their daily responses to pupils.
My journey within the field of spirituality and mental health has been an
interesting one. It began 30-odd years ago on the day that I wandered into
my first psychiatric ward, a student psychiatric nurse with not much of a clue
about anything. In this strange land of madness, medication and control,
spiritualitywas not a priority and the idea of spiritual care as a discrete aspect
of nursing was not really on the agenda either in terms of education or practice.
It’s not so much that it was avoided, it simply wasn’t an issue....
Mental health and legal professionals face formidable challenges in applying
their knowledge and expertise to the criminal justice system. This
book addresses psycholegal issues from both law (e.g., statutes, case law,
and legal theory) and clinical-forensic (e.g., empirically based knowledge
and specialized methods) perspectives.Within the criminal justice system,
it considers the major legal, empirical, and forensic issues found in the
law–mental health interface.
Children and adolescents with good mental health are able to achieve and maintain
optimal psychological and social functioning and well-being. They have a sense of
identity and self-worth, sound family and peer relationships, an ability to be productive
and to learn, and a capacity to tackle developmental challenges and use cultural
resources to maximize growth. Moreover, the good mental health of children and
adolescents is crucial for their active social and economic participation.
I had not realised before starting work on this book how much
attention had in¯uenced my thinking about mental illness and
mental health. In the 1980s, I had been greatly intrigued by Pierre
Janet's descriptions of attentional debility as a pathognomonic sign
of hysteria. According to Janet, the (usually female) hysterical
patient differed from others in an inability to talk and tap her
®ngers on command at the same time.
Our first preface in 1993 emphasized that this book was A, not, The Sociology of
Mental Health and Illness. Today, more than ever, it is quite a risk to write ‘The
Sociology’ of anything. Moreover, as the wide-ranging references listed at the
end of the book indicate, we continue to draw our material from sociology but
also many other sources, including psychology and psychiatry. Sociological
analyses of our topic are not offered only by sociologists.
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This book is about the promises and failures of community mental health. It is also about
hope and recovery. During the past 50 years, the treatment of persons with serious mental
illness has undergone a radical transformation. Significant advances in research and the
influence of a growing consumer advocacy movement are forcefully shaping a brave new
world in community mental health. At the same time, tremendous suffering persists for
those afflicted by serious mental illness.
If you have ever been asked by a client, family member, student, or policy maker, if
there is more to treatment for mental illness than just symptom reduction, this book is
for you. This question fi rst emerges from the idea that the pursuit of health is a common,
human goal, intrinsic to all individuals in all societies. This is not a new phenomenon.
However, there are certain groups who suffer greatly from the dual challenge of physical
illness and mental health conditions. In their case, health has been less of a goal and
more of a byproduct following treatment for distressing symptoms.
The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules that are designed
to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service
planning. The topic of each module represents a core aspect of mental health. The starting
point is the module entitled The Mental Health Context, which outlines the global context
of mental health and summarizes the content of all the modules.
The Member States in the WHO European Region met at the WHO European Ministerial
Conference on Mental Health in Helsinki in January 2005 to tackle one of
the major threats to the well-being of Europeans: the epidemic of psychosocial distress
and mental ill health. Thanks to the long-term investment and work of many actors
in many fora, it is now possible to state that mental health no longer belongs to the
area of shameful and unspeakable things. Instead, it has been brought to the centre of
the public health policy arena....
Although the views expressed in each chapter are those of the
author(s) concerned, they have been influenced by many colleagues
and friends in various organisations and settings, in particular the
Transcultural Psychiatry Society (UK); Survivors Speak Out; Nafsiyat
(Intercultural Therapy Centre); MIND; the Marlborough Family
Service; Good Practices in Mental Health; Clinical Psychology, Race
and Culture Special Interest Group of the British Psychological
Society and the confederation of Indian Organisations.
Mental health in scarce-resource settings has received considerable attention in the new millennium, in response to the growing evidence on the burden of mental disorders and their cost-effective treatments. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Report 2001, and The Lancet series on Global Mental Health in 2007, are two major initiatives that synthesised the evidence from these settings.