Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness by Sana LoueDeterminants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness by Sana Loue

Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness

EditorSana Loue

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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There have been numerous books published relating to minority mental health. Most of these have approached the topic from either of two perspectives. They may focus on specific minority populations and within each such section, discuss the mental illnesses affecting that population and the risk factors for mental illness. Alternatively, books have been organized around specific mental illness diagnoses and within each such discussion, have addressed the specific illness with reference to minority populations.This proposed text utilizes a completely different approach. First, we focus on minority mental health and wellness and, as such, addresses not only recognized risk factors for mental illness within specific minority populations, but also the protective factors and strategies to prevent mental illness. Second, the book will be organized around the determinants of mental health and wellness, using as a foundation Bronfenbrenner's model that considers determinants of health at the macrosocial, exosystemic, microsystemic (e.g., family) and ontogenic (individual) levels.
Dr. Loue is known internationally for her research with minority communities, as well as research ethics and epidemiology. She is the Principal Investigator of a foundation-funded study examining the co-occurrence of mental illness and HIV risk among African-American men who have sex with men and an NIMH-funded study focusing on the cu...
Title:Determinants of Minority Mental Health and WellnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pagesPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441925988

ISBN - 13:9781441925985

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Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The 18 chapters of this volume examine and critique current research as part of their discussion of the methods and issues that concern mental health assessment and treatment of minorities. . Throughout, the authors address each topic by offering broader, often theoretical approaches to the question of ethnicity and what constitutes minority culture. . This volume will be a valuable resource for social workers, therapists, and anyone working in public health." (SciTech Book News, March, 2009)"This book presents a comprehensive review of determinants of minority mental health and wellness from a multilevel perspective. . Graduate students and researchers/clinicians appear to be the intended audience. The book covers a wide range of important, specific issues and factors related to the determinants of minority mental health in the U.S." (Amy E Harley, Doody's Review Service, May, 2009)"Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic have gathered a collection of chapters addressing mental health and illness in diverse groups of persons of color and highlight mental wellness. Health (a state of being) and wellness (the process of pursuing that state) are clearly defined, with individual and systemic barriers to wellness emphasized. . Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness provides an adequate review of the area. . the book is well written and reasonably presented . ." (Carl C. Bell, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (6), 2010)