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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

International Perspectives on Mental Health

Critical issues across the lifespan

ISBN 9780230222489
Publication Date December 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Spanning an international evidence base, this book traces the development of contemporary theory, policy and practice within the field of mental health. Drawing on snapshots from across the lifespan, it assesses the impact of issues such as gender and sexuality, and explores the range of global perspectives on mental ill health.

BARBARA FAWCETT Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests focus on disability, mental health, women and violence, participative action research and postmodern feminism.
ZITA WEBER Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney where she taught for twenty years. Prior to entering academia, she was a social work practitioner in mental health, child health and rehabilitation areas. Zita has written books about depression and loss and grief.
SHEILA WILSON has worked as a Mental Health Clinician for fifteen years and currently works in a management capacity focusing on service development in the community context. She has operated as a Tutor for seven years at the University of Sydney in skills based subjects and student placements.
 

PART I: MENTAL HEALTH: AN OVERVIEW
Historical Moments in Mental Health: From Straitjackets to Streets
Constructions of Mental Illness: From the Past Towards the Future
Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Mental Health
PART II: MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Children's Matters
Trying Times for Adolescents: Fight, Flight and Compliance
Adults: The Terrain of Mental Ill Health
Older Men and Women: Turning around the Stereotypes
PART III: MENTAL HEALTH VISTAS AND LANDSCAPES
The Case of Dual Diagnosis in Mental Health
The Upside/Down of 'Caring': Familiesand Mental Health
Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Considerations for Professionals
Concluding Remarks






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