This handbook incisively explores challenges and opportunities that exist in efforts aimed at addressing inequities in mental health provision across the globe. Drawing on various disciplines across the humanities, psychology, and social sciences it charts the emergence of Global Mental Health as a field of study. It critically reflects on efforts and interventions being made to globalize mental health policies, and discusses key themes relevant for understanding and supporting the mental health needs of people living in diverse socio-economical and cultural environments.
Over three rich sections, the handbook critically engages with Global Mental Health discourses. To help guide future efforts to support mental health and wellbeing in different parts of the world, the third section of the handbook consists of case studies of innovative mental health policy and practice, which are presented from a variety of different perspectives. This seminal handbook will appeal to a transnational community of post-graduate students, academics and practitioners, from global health to transcultural psychiatry and medical anthropology. It will be also of interest to researchers and clinical practitioners, policy makers and non-governmental organisations involved in cross-cultural mental health work.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 807
Weight: 1406 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 44 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
"The Palgrave Handbook offers a good introduction to the most pressing areas of critiques and controversy in the field ... . For scholars, practitioners, and policy makers, however, who are already working within the area of GMH, the Palgrave Handbook's range of perspectives and the quality of analysis of many of its essays make it a welcomed contribution to the literature in this engaging and important field." (Randall Horton, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (31), August, 2017)