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.
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....
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.
Mental health advocacy is a relatively new concept, developed with a view to reducing stigma and discrimination, and promoting the human rights of people with mental disorders. It consists of various actions aimed at changing the major structural and attitudinal barriers to achieving positive mental health outcomes in populations. This module draws attention to the importance of advocacy in mental health policy and service development. The roles of various mental health groups in advocacy are outlined.
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.
It is a cause for celebration to be able to introduce this thought-provoking
book to a wider public. Each chapter is the tip of an iceberg of knowledge and
experience, perfectly replicating the sense of discovery of the original study
day that inspired the book.
The Social Perspectives Network (SPN) is a network open to anyone
who is interested in looking at mental distress in terms of people’s social
experience – how social factors may both contribute to people becoming distressed,
and play a crucial part in promoting their recovery.
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.
Tham khảo sách 'mental health policy and service guidance package: mental health policy, plans and programmes', y tế - sức khoẻ, y học thường thức phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
Although poor mental health has often been correlated with poor
educational attainment and/or dropping out of education, there
have been few longitudinal studies on this subject. In this paper,
we investigate this issue using a recent longitudinal study of young
people in England. England is a very interesting country to under-
take such an investigation because both poor mental health and a
high drop-out rate of young people are known to be important by
Countries in the WHO European Region face enormous challenges in working
to promote the mental well-being of their populations, to prevent mental health
problems in marginalized and vulnerable groups and to treat, care for and support
the recovery of people with mental health problems. Mental health has growing
priority across the Region, owing to the awareness of both the human and
economic costs to society and the suffering of individuals.
I would like to start by saying how pleased I am that Health Promotion in
Midwifery has reached a second edition, the first having been more popular than my
editors at Arnold or I had ever dreamed possible. The development of the principles
and practices laid out in this second edition will enable midwives and other health
professionals to keep health promotion at the forefront of their midwifery practice.
The popularity of this, and other publications, demonstrates that midwifery and
health promotion are very comfortable partners in the minds and hearts of
Mental health has been hidden behind a curtain of stigma and discrimination for too long. It is time to bring it out into
the open. The magnitude, suffering and burden in terms of disability and costs for individuals, families and societies
are staggering. In the last few years, the world has become more aware of this enormous burden and the potential
for mental health gains. We can make a difference using existing knowledge ready to be applied.
We need to enhance our investment in mental health substantially and we need to do it now. Investment of ﬁnancial and human resources.
This publication aims to guide you in
the discovery of mental health, in the
magnitude and burdens of mental dis-
orders, and in understanding what can
be done to promote mental health in
the world and to alleviate the burdens
and avoid deaths due to mental disor-
ders. Effective treatments and inter-
ventions that are also cost-effective
are now readily available.
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s
measurement and standards infrastructure. ITL develops tests, test methods, reference data, proof of concept implementations, and technical analyses to advance the development and productive use of
One thing that hasn’t changed is that retail is still physically and mentally
hard work. The pressure’s always on; we’re only ever as good as our last
trading day. Every time we open the store, what follows could be a disaster
or a triumph.
Early researchers in the field played down individual
personality disturbances as causal agents of
family violence in favour of social and cultural
factors (27). More recently, though, research on
family violence has shown that abusers who are
physically aggressive are more likely to have
personality disorders and alcohol-related problems
than the general population (28).
Various needles were used to collect tissue for cytological or histological diagnosis. Franzen
et al. developed a fine needle and guide for prostatic aspiration by the transrectal route
(figure 8). The Franzen needle and guide were designed to allow accurate needle placement
into the abnormal area palpated by the fingertip. It was secured by the metal ring fixed to
the fingertip and a plate in the palm of the hand. A rubber fingerstall was pulled over it and
a 23- or 25-gauge needle was used. Up to six passes could be made in one session (Berner
and Orell, 2010).