Fall 2017 Special Topics Course Description
... Mental Health, Psychiatry, and Culture
(CHUA, FALL 2017)
Even as mental illness is now increasingly framed in neurological terms and as a
global health concern, anthropological and other social science perspectives suggest
that psychiatric diagnosis is deeply contingent, and that mental illness expe ...
War, empire and the psychological subject
... was commissioned to write the World Health Organization’s report on the mental health of
homeless children in post-war Europe. The result was Maternal Care and Mental Health
published in 1951. His main conclusions, that ‘the infant and young child should experience
Helping young people with mental illness (PDF File 78.8 KB)
... program’s success. This study aims to identify what
it is about the program that works so well and why.’
The study includes the use of focus groups and
interviews with up to 36 current and previous clients
of the Richmond Fellowship Young People’s
Program to identify their perspectives on the
Review Sheet File
... Mental Health – Unit 2 Test Review - - -Test Wed. or Thurs. (03/08 or 03/09))
Definitions (In Matching Form)
S324 - Lecture Guide Perspectives on Illness Class 2, Wed., June
... 2. What are some of the benefits for a person whose problem has been defined as psychiatric in nature?
What are some of the disadvantages for the individual?
3. What are some of the advantages for groups or society to recognize problems as psychiatric in nature?
4. Trace the broad out ...
DRAFT LETTER Dear Senator We are writing today to urge that you
... Mental illness is widely prevalent in the United States. Over 68 million Americans have
experienced mental illness in the past year which is more than 20 percent of the total population
of the United States. Lifetime rates are much higher with some estimates approaching 50 percent.
More striking, in ...
Defining Abnormality Notes
... o Normal = whatever most people do in a given situation
o Abnormal = do other than what the majority does
o Normal = control over action, knowledge of right and wrong, “sane”
o Abnormal = cannot distinguish between right/wrong, no control, “insane”
o Psychological probl ...
What is the State of the Nation`s Mental Health? On December 13
... On December 13, 1999 the Surgeon General of the United States released a landmark
report on the state of America's mental health. The release of the report was preceded by
the first White House Conference on Mental Health, held in the summer of 1999.
The 487-page report, citing over 3,000 research s ...
Presentation - Beacon Health Options
... The annual cost of mental illness is about $79 billion.
– Some $63 billion is due to lost productivity in the workplace because
of absenteeism and presenteeism.
MENTAL HEALTH, DRUGS REFORM LEFT VULNERABLE IN THE
... The number of people able to access mental health and drug-and-alcohol services fell by 20 per cent following
botched changes by the former Coalition Government, an independent review has found.
The review, commissioned by the Minister for Mental Health and led by Aspex Consulting, was set up to ide ...
Individuals Served by VBH-PA`s Public Sector Programs
... 1.100 Individuals Served by HealthChoices Southwest Programs
HealthChoices Southwest programs serve members of diverse populations, ranging from individuals who
use services to address a single episode to those who have longer-term disabilities and are at high risk for
recurrence of their mental ill ...
Dr. Hyla Cass: First Do No Harm
... doing complete physical examinations to find and treat underlying medical conditions which can
manifest as psychiatric symptoms. There are numerous non-harmful medical solutions that patients
are not being offered in the field of psychiatry, and instead being put on drugs with serious and
deadly sid ...
October 5-11 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. A common theme
... can support someone with a mental
friends, like you, are factors that
influence a person’s ability to
• Listen to the person without
judging or being critical
flourish with a mental illness. For
• Keep the person’s life as stress
free as possible to reduce the
many people living with mental ...
Mental Health Parity Passage Statement
... Americans believe we are all created equal. This legislation brings us closer to that ideal
by ending a particularly invidious form of discrimination- discrimination in health
insurance against tens of millions of Americans who suffer from mental illness.
One in five Americans will face mental illne ...
15.61.45 1 BILL ANALYSIS H.B. 197 By: Price Higher Education
... campuses perpetrated by students. The parties further note that even though many students find
their college experience to be exhilarating and life-altering, many others face a pressure-filled
and stressful time. Students may be away from established support systems for the first time and
will often ...
derbyshire mental health specialist
... background, such as mental health, to be elected to the main body for
“It is an opportunity to influence national policy about the whole way
medicines are used in the country.
“An important focus will be on primary care, which is responsible for about 90
per cent of prescribing for people ...
mcnair 2003 poster template
... Culture provides the framework through which human beings interact with and perceive the
world around them. As such culture gives individuals a general guideline for living and
interpreting reality. Furthermore, religious and family influences, as constructs of culture, mediate
the mental health per ...
Guidelines - Palestine Journal
... Dogma = firmly held beliefs (by individual/group) that are resistant to
other perspectives without self-awareness about this resistance
Perhaps we all have assumptions, beliefs and some dogma based on
our deeply-held professional and personal beliefs
Post-War Mental Health
... Close of asylums and move to
‘community care’ places
responsibility on families at
time of social breakdown
... to think as ourselves as a think tank as we think outside
the box to help the family move forward.
Learning Objectives for Mental Health First Aid
... Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to
help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as
CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a he ...
Mental Health - Gold Coast Primary Health Network
... complex care needs eligible to access a package of integrated health
services, provided by a multi-disciplinary team, including: comprehensive
assessment and care-coordination support; psychological services;
mental health nursing; drug and alcohol services; vocational assistance;
and peer support.
Henderson_NAMI_2013 - NAMI Massachusetts
... He recounted his mother’s struggle with alcoholism and his problems with
addiction, as well as his Aunt Rosemary’s intellectual disability,
within his own family mental illness and substance abuse were “the elephant in
the living room that no one talked about.”
And he recalled how during his politic ...
Psychiatric survivors movement
The psychiatric survivors movement (more broadly consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement) is a diverse association of individuals who either currently access mental health services (known as consumers or service users), or who are survivors of interventions by psychiatry, or who are ex-patients of mental health services.The psychiatric survivors movement arose out of the civil rights movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the personal histories of psychiatric abuse experienced by some ex-patients. The key text in the intellectual development of the survivor movement, at least in the USA, was Judi Chamberlin's 1978 text, On Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. Chamberlin was an ex-patient and co-founder of the Mental Patients' Liberation Front. Coalescing around the ex-patient newsletter Dendron, in late 1988 leaders from several of the main national and grassroots psychiatric survivor groups felt that an independent, human rights coalition focused on problems in the mental health system was needed. That year the Support Coalition International (SCI) was formed. SCI's first public action was to stage a counter-conference and protest in New York City, in May, 1990, at the same time as (and directly outside of) the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting. In 2005 the SCI changed its name to Mind Freedom International with David W. Oaks as its director.Common themes are ""talking back to the power of psychiatry"", rights protection and advocacy, and self-determination. While activists in the movement may share a collective identity to some extent, views range along a continuum from conservative to radical in relation to psychiatric treatment and levels of resistance or patienthood.