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Fighting for Mental Health

A Personal View

Author: N. Sartorius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521582438

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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A 2002 collection of insights into the core concerns for modern psychiatry from one of the world's best-respected psychiatrists.

Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Law

Fighting for Social Justice

Author: Felicity Callard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119953545

Category: Law

Page: 330

View: 8239

This book describes clearly how legislation can be used to advance the rights and entitlements of people with mental health problems. Straightforward and practical, it provides useful information on how to address disabilities so these people may enjoy full citizenship. It presents the key issues succinctly and illustrates these with legislative examples from around the world. This book documents the role that law can play, at all levels, in combating such discrimination and abuse.

Positive Mental Health, Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency for Children and Adolescents

Author: Matthew Hodes,Susan Shur-Fen Gau

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128044144

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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Positive Mental Health for Children and Adolescents: Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency examines the main mechanisms involved in improving mental health in children and adolescents, including social and biological processes, as well as effective treatments. By taking into account diverse settings and cultures, the book combines academic, research, and clinical contributions and sets forth how it can be translated into effective clinical practice. In addition, the book promotes the study, treatment, care, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and disabilities involving children, adolescents, and their families, and includes emerging knowledge on mental health problems and good practice in child and adolescent psychiatry as relayed by experts from around the world. Focuses on the empirical evidence base for work in child and adolescent mental health Appraises the available evidence and underscores where it is lacking Demonstrates the implementation of research into practice Highlights the relevance of existing knowledge for clinical management Considers service and policy implications

Second Time Foster Child

One Family's Fight for Their Son's Mental Healthcare and Preservation of Their Family

Author: Toni Hoy

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448161X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8972

“Toni walks us through the experience of having foster children with undiagnosed mental illness . . . moving and heart-wrenching” (Marcia Stein, PHR, CA, author of Strained Relations). As an infant, Daniel entered the foster care system as a result of severe neglect, which manifested in violence and aggression later in his childhood after he was adopted by Jim and Toni Hoy. Desperate to get him into a residential treatment center and keep their other children safe, Jim and Toni were given two options by the state of Illinois: either keep him in a psychiatric hospital or be charged by the Department of Children and Family Services with child endangerment for failure to protect their other children. Mental health professionals recommended abandoning Daniel at the hospital after the state denied all viable sources of funding for his treatment. So Daniel re-entered the foster care system for no other reason than he was mentally ill. A year later, Daniel’s mother discovered that his treatment was covered by a funding source that he was awarded as part of his special needs adoption. How could they get the state government to understand the federal law and re-gain custody of their son? Second Time Foster Child is the story of parents who never gave up on their son, despite being prosecuted and persecuted in exchange for his medically necessary treatment. “Toni Hoy bares her soul in this courageous true story of her family’s journey to help and heal her severely traumatized adopted son.” —Michael Groomer, founder, and Beverly Hansen, executive director, Advocates for Children of Trauma

Today’s Priorities in Mental Health

Children and Families — Needs, Rights and Action

Author: S.H. Fine,R. Knell,T.Y. Lin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400990731

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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Two themes seem to emerge repeatedly when reading through this volume. One is 'consensus' and the other is 'search'. There was a strong consensus during the Congress that children and families were the major and foremost concern of all present, regardless of their geographic origin or professional background. This concern was often expressed in terms of commitment to or as goal for the international mental health movement for the years to come. The second theme, 'search', represents an effort to translate this concern into activities: search for concrete, immediate goals, for ways and means of translating into actual programs and projects, for interested people to carry on the work and better ways to train them to do the work well, for ways to obtain support, and lastly, search for ways of coordinating efforts of people in different parts of the world. All these and other matters are taken up in the discussions in this volume. The complexity of problems encountered in a rapidly changing world and the diversity of resources available in different parts of the world, make the task of searching difficult and sometimes confusing. In spite of the earnest efforts made, the results may be inconclusive and some of those pro posed can be regarded only as hypotheses or ideas for experimentation.

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323316069

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 5143

Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! 18 new chapters ensure that you have knowledge of the most up-to-date information on policy and politics. The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders

Author: John E. Cooper,Norman Sartorius

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648299

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders provides essential reading as a background and supplement to both the recently produced DSM-5 and the forthcoming ICD-11. It focuses on the processes of classification and diagnosis, and the uses for these classifications. The book emphasises the dangers of regarding any current psychiatric classification as true or complete, in view of the present partial state of knowledge about the causes and mechanisms of most mental and behavioural disorders. This book is unique in containing a number of chapters that give a brief history of the cooperative efforts and projects necessary for the production of internationally agreed psychiatric classifications. The discussion begins in 1965 with the US/UK Diagnostic study, the preparations for ICD-8 with its first international glossary, and the International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia, designed and coordinated by the World Health Organization. While recognizing the importance of the innovations of the DSM series of classifications of the American Psychiatric Association, the book also takes a truly international perspective. The expert authors are well placed to do this, having been personally involved in many of the collaborative studies and developments discussed. A Companion to the Classification of Mental Disorders is an illustration of how much international collaborative work has been necessary over several decades to produce the currently agreed classifications. There is still a long way to go, but a start has been made.

101 Careers in Social Work, Second Edition

Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826129064

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 110th Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Legislation

Page: N.A

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Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470444878

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1524

Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.

Administration and Policy in Mental Health

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mental health policy

Page: N.A

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Author: Carlos W. Pratt,Kenneth J. Gill,Nora M. Barrett,Melissa M. Roberts

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123870089

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 8095

The third edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, discusses interventions to help individuals with mental illness improve the quality of their life, achieve goals, and increase opportunities for community integration so they can lead full and productive lives. This person centered approach emphasizes strengths, skill development, and the attainment of valued social roles. The third edition has been fully updated with new coverage indicating how to address medical problems while treating for mental illness, wellness and recovery, evidence based practices, and directions for future research. Retaining the easy to read, engaging style, each chapter includes key terms with definitions, case studies, profiles of leaders in the field, special issues relating to treatment and ethics, and class exercises. Providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field, the book is suitable as an undergraduate or graduate textbook, as well as a reference for practitioners and academic researchers. Special Features: Provides new coverage on comorbid medical disorders, evidence based practices, wellness and recovery, and direction for future research Identifies controversial issues relating to treatment and ethics Supplies case study examples to illustrate chapter points Highlights key terms with definitions and key topics Offers focus questions and class exercises as a teaching tool New coverage of DSM-V diagnosis, evidence-based treatment, and daily living skills training Retains case studies, boxed controversial issues, glossary

Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals

From Patients to Policies

Author: Stuart L. Lustig, MD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109071

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 750

"[I]t is becoming much more common for mental health providers to become community mental health advocates, and given the complexities and nuances associated with tasks such as getting involved with legislative issues or fund raising, a work like this serves an important and useful purpose. It is concise, yet revealing, and explains concepts in clear and practical language. Most importantly, it delivers on its promise to transform its readers into more savvy participants in the process of advocating for their mental health patients."--Doody's Medical Reviews "This book provides a valuable introduction to the discerning mental health practitioner who wants to apply their advocacy skills into their everyday work place."--ACAMH, The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health "Great book! Learning to be an effective advocate in multiple arenas is essential for all health professionals, particularly physicians. This text utilizes a broad definition of advocacy and provides information that can be used by multiple types of providers to learn effective strategies to educate and inform others. It is readable with fascinating case examples and practical tips that can be utilized flexibly across a range of issues, formats and audiences. It is a great addition to the libraries of anyone practicing in the health care field, regardless of specialty or years of practice." Arden D Dingle, MD Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Emory University School of Medicine A wealth of advocacy tools for health and mental health professionals at all levels of training and practice are included in this clear and comprehensive volume. Written by medical, legal, and policy experts, it fills a void in the literature by addressing multiple topics in advocacy in the health field as a whole. The text addresses the legislative process, provides step-by-step approaches for using the media, and discusses when to seek an attorney, when to litigate, working with family and community, and funding strategies. It also covers such seldom-addressed topics as leveraging research findings for advocacy purposes. Two outstanding features of the text are a discussion of the rationale for advocacy and a call for readers to examine their own motivations for this work, and a chapter by health educators who provide guidance about advances in learning theory that will help readers assimilate the material. The volume will serve as both a resource for advocacy coursework and as a guide for the independent practitioner of advocacy. Key Features: Provides a wealth of advocacy tools for health professionals at all levels of training and practice Written in a clear, straightforward manner for easy access Includes a unique metacognitive theory that will help readers to thoroughly integrate the information and provides tools for self-analysis Highlights main teaching points with summaries, case studies, and reflection questions

Birdies, Bogeys, and Bipolar Disorder

The Fight against Mental Illness on and off the Green

Author: Michael Wellington

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The gripping true story of one man's struggles through the terrifying highs and crushing lows of bipolar disorder. In Birdies, Bogeys, and Bipolar Disorder, author and professional golfer Michael Wellington recounts a heartbreaking story of not just hitting, but skidding along rock bottom as he struggles to control a condition that for a long time controlled him: bipolar disorder. With the help of his family, a few amazing friends, and the game of golf, he has regained balance and can now share his story. The millions of people in the United States who suffer some form of mood disorder will not only find the author's story relatable, educational, and hopeful but can also benefit from Michael's experience to help control their own disorder. Michael offers the Fourteen Clubs, a bag of tools to keep the bipolar mind in balance. Using these clubs daily can help you avoid both mania and depression.

Lewton's Affinity with the Pearly Gates

Author: Matthew David Hill

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 1849912335

Category:

Page: 122

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Description'Lewton's Affinity With The Pearly Gates.' is an autobiographical account of the first hand mental health experiences of its Author, Matthew Hill, who is played in fiction by the Book's main character Lewton Krill. The story is based upon several key themes, the main being the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, and the potential diagnosis of depression. Other themes include fighting against the oppression in mental health suffering, sufferer's experiences in fighting for a dream, fighting to keep alive and safe and also sufferers, in this case Lewton, trying to find out what comfort there is in love existing. The book follows Lewton through university, relationship breakdowns, battles with drugs and medication, losing jobs, Lewton's experiences of losing and fighting to keep friends, family and loved ones, and finally it gives insight into how Lewton deals with his own mental health and the mental health of others in his role as counsellor, detailed in the second part of the book. About the Author"Its pressure that carries the burden of promise." Matthew Hill was born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1984. As an orphaned child his life began with a grasp of misfortune losing his biological parents. He knew his life would hold challenges for him many would struggle to comprehend. Adopted by English parents he was fortunate that he would never go without love and would always have a home to go to. He spent his formative years in Uganda, until he moved to England at age 11. He began his path to success in academics and sport at this young age. He represented Staffordshire county as their school championship's winner, and played semi professional youth football. He was a hard working academic and in 2002 to 2005 he attended Keele university where he gained an upper second class honours degree in LLB Law and Criminology. With a promising legal career before him his world was set up for success. However, his life took a turn for the worst as a loving relationship began to collapse and its final severance from his heart completely shattered his world. He became depressed and his world caved in. In 2006, at age 22, he was admitted into a mental health hospital, the first of two occasions, where after a series of events he was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. Four years later, in 2010, after suffering from a rollercoaster of oppression and mistreatment, he was informed this was a misdiagnosis. Unfortunately for Matthew, the misdiagnosis not only intensified the pressure on his shoulders, he also endured medicines which were wrongly prescribed, and received treatment which did not get to the root causes of his feelings of intense loss. His medical health in 2010 and at the time of writing 'Lewton's Affiliation with the pearly gates' feel he had suffered a form depression. Now his psychiatrist, reserves a current diagnosis as it visible to him that Matthew experienced an intense melancholic tragedy which passed and Matthew is now in full health. Matthew Hill is now about to commence a Masters qualification in Counselling Psychology, to practice as a Counsellor in future.

HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century

Author: Mark G. Winiarski

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814793126

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 357

View: 2620

Outstanding Academic Title from 2011 by Choice Magazine While newly arrived immigrants are often the focus of public concern and debate, many Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans have resided in the United States for generations. Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, and their racial identities change with each generation. While the attainment of education and middle class occupations signals a decline in cultural attachment for some, socioeconomic mobility is not a cultural death-knell, as others are highly ethnically identified. There are a variety of ways that middle class Mexican Americans relate to their ethnic heritage, and racialization despite assimilation among a segment of the second and third generations reveals the continuing role of race even among the U.S.-born. Mexican Americans Across Generations investigates racial identity and assimilation in three-generation Mexican American families living in California. Through rich interviews with three generations of middle class Mexican American families, Vasquez focuses on the family as a key site for racial and gender identity formation, knowledge transmission, and incorporation processes, exploring how the racial identities of Mexican Americans both change and persist generationally in families. She illustrates how gender, physical appearance, parental teaching, historical era and discrimination influence Mexican Americans’ racial identity and incorporation patterns, ultimately arguing that neither racial identity nor assimilation are straightforward progressions but, instead, develop unevenly and are influenced by family, society, and historical social movements.

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners

Author: Alec Grant

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457788

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 4045

In line with current government policy and related recommendations, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, mental health students will be increasingly required to either engage in, or be appropriately familiar with, the principles of cognitive behavioural interventions. This book guides the reader through the fundamental principles of the approach in its various mental health application contexts, enabling them to gain the confidence to engage in the supervised, safe and evidence-based application of these principles. It will be a useful guide for mental health students who are experiencing their 'novice' exposure to practice situations during their diploma or degree course.

Lenses: Applying Lifespan Development Theories in Counseling

Author: Kurt L. Kraus

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111809186

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 3763

Lenses offers a current and practical review of human development perspectives and theories, a subject that is often critically under-represented in graduate courses. Kraus presents an expansive selection of human development models, theories, and perspectives, and demonstrates how a strong grasp of developmental principles can inform practical applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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