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Developing a National Mental Health Policy

By Lynne Friedli, Rachel Jenkins, Andrew McCulloch, Camilla Parker

Foreword by David Goldberg, Julian Lob Levyt

Psychology Press – 2002 – 232 pages

Series: Maudsley Series

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    978-1-84169-295-1
    April 3rd 2002

Description

Mental illness causes a substantial health burden in all regions of the world, and is a major contributor to world poverty.

Developing a National Mental Health Policy is designed to support those involved in developing locally appropriate mental health policies, emphasising the crucial role of primary care, NGOs, the social sector, schools and workplaces, and the criminal justice system as well as the specialist mental health services.

The book addresses the principles of human rights, mental health legislation, mental health information systems, human resources, accountability and financing as well as key cultural issues. It gives a comprehensive and up to date account of the task of tailoring mental health services to the needs of countries in the post-institutional era.

Reviews

'This book represents an excellent, practical and supportive guide for those who should be engaged in mental health. It will be an invaluable tool as we work towards promoting, protecting and improving mental health in poor countries, and the incorporation of mental health issues into broader health sector and poverty reduction processes.' - Julian Lob Levyt

'This book is a major achievement, and fulfils an important need in many countries of the world.' - David Goldberg

Contents

Introductory Issues. Tackling the Public Health Burden of Mental Illness. Developing the Overall Strategy. Legislation. Mental Health Information Systems. Mental Health Promotion. Primary Care. Specialist Care and its Links with Primary Care. Interagency Working. Tackling the Morality of Mental Illness. Investing for the Future. Some Special Priorities. Traditional Healers. Tackling Disaster and Conflict. Common Problems with Mental Health Policy.

Name: Developing a National Mental Health Policy (Hardback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Lynne Friedli, Rachel Jenkins, Andrew McCulloch, Camilla ParkerForeword by David Goldberg, Julian Lob Levyt. Mental illness causes a substantial health burden in all regions of the world, and is a major contributor to world poverty.Developing a National Mental Health Policy is designed to support those involved in developing locally appropriate mental health...
Categories: Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology - Adult, Mental Health Research