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An Introduction to Mental Health



February 2019 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A well-written resource providing up-to-date research and important examples of application to practice. Using a strong evidence-base, the book offers a variety of perspectives which speak to the challenges faced by managers, policy makers, patients, service users and carers." - Vanessa Evans, Foundation Degree in Mental Health Lead, Coleg Gwent

An Introduction to Mental Health
is essential reading for anyone learning the fundamentals of mental health. Written for an interdisciplinary audience with a patient-centred focus, it covers historical context through to contemporary issues, including mental health as it relates to the law and to policy. Key learning features include concept summaries, reflective points, case studies and reflective exercises to help situate content in the context of practice.
 
Chapter 1: A history of mental health
 
Chapter 2: Mental health law
 
Chapter 3: Mental health policy
 
Chapter 4: Mental health professionals
 
Chapter 5: Mental health diagnostics
 
Chapter 6: Interventions
 
Chapter 7: Ethical practice and decision making in mental health
 
Chapter 8: Equality and diversity in mental health practice
 
Chapter 9: Social influence on mental health
 
Chapter 10: International perspectives in mental health

An essential read for any mental health course and therapeutic training. This book covers a wonderful range of concepts whilst proving students with the necessary opportunities to think about their practice. It is a well presented and c comprehensive textbook.

Dr Helen Nicholas
Institute of Health & Society, Worcester University
January 4, 2019

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