Community Mental Health

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Aug 24, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 542 pages
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Community Mental Health is unique in that it focuses specifically on mental health at the community level. The authors carefully outline the essential skills that health professionals need in order to identify mental health concerns and develop effective programs for communities encountering symptoms of mental disorders or illness. The text includes up-to-date information about mental health issues across the lifespan, the mental health care system, prominent mental health concerns faced by many communities, as well as information about interventions and model programs. The breadth of topics related to community mental health addressed include: indicators of illness and problems, methods of prevention and promotion, evaluation, and research. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS
1
GOVERNANCE AND THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM
107
MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
189
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
281
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
487
GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS
509
PHOTO CREDITS
521
INDEX
523
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