Global Mental Health: Prevention and Promotion by Sabine Bährer-Kohler

Global Mental Health: Prevention and Promotion

bySabine Bährer-KohlerEditorFrancisco Javier Carod-artal

Paperback | May 17, 2018

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This international survey defines mental health as a basic human right, and tracks the emergence of mental health prevention and promotion as a global priority. Locating mental illness within a cycle of negative causes and effects affecting human quality of life, the editors identify modern policy barriers to promotion/prevention initiatives, particularly the favoring of the biomedical health model by major stakeholders. The book''s selection of successful programs from diverse countries displays a lifespan approach, emphasizing the centrality of interdisciplinary educational settings in providing primary and secondary prevention and promotion interventions, and the ongoing fight against missing financial investigations, discrimination and stigma. Together, these papers make a forceful argument for rights- based responses to worldwide mental health needs as part of the commitment toward global human rights and long-term development goals.

Included in the coverage:

- Mental health priorities around the world.

- Social determinants of mental health.

- Mental health and stigma: aspects of anti-stigma interventions.

- Promoting social and emotional wellbeing and responding to mental health problems in schools.

- The promotion and delivery of mental health services in primary care settings.

- Economic evaluation of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention.

Bringing to the fore public health concerns that are too often marginalized,Global Mental Healthis necessary reading for health professionals, health and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, medical sociologists, and policymakers.

Sabine Bährer-Kohler, Dr. Dipl. Dipl., Doctorate in Social Science, Diploma in Education, Diploma in Social Work and Social Education is Invited Professor at International University of Catalonia (UIC), Barcelona. She is former president of the International Psychogeriatric Association and serves as the International Feder...
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Title:Global Mental Health: Prevention and PromotionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:243 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:243 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 17, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319865536

ISBN - 13:9783319865539

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Table of Contents


Mental health priorities around the world. - Access to mental health care.- Mental health: a lifespan perspective.- Mental health and social determinants.- Mental health and carers as experts by experience.- Mental health and stigma.- Primary mental health prevention.- Presentation of mental disorders: a public health priority.- Promotion of mental health: overview and lifespan perspectives.- promotion of mental health: kids and school.- Mental health promotion and prevention programs for students.- Promotion of mental health: women and gender concerns.- Promotion of mental health in the elderly.- Mental health education.- Mental health promotion in primary care settings.- Community mental health promotion.- The United Nations and mental health.- Conclusion.