Mental Health Still Matters

Mental Health Still Matters

This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health taht reflects the wide diversity of views about how best to understand and explain mental health and distress.

Author: Jill Reynolds

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230577296

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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This textbook presents a fresh look at mental health, following on from the hugely popular Mental Health Matters. It provides new and exciting user perspectives across the full range of mental health issues. This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health taht reflects the wide diversity of views about how best to understand and explain mental health and distress. As a sister volume to the best-selling Mental Health Matters, it combines classic writings about mental health theories, perspectives and practices from psychiatry, sociology, psychology and service users, alongside newly commissioned readings. The book is divided into four parts: • Part I discusses and critiques mental health theory in an exploration of contemporary debates. • Part II considers social inclusion as a goal for mental health services and reviews aspects of the services in which inequality continues to dominate. • Part III offers accounts of mental distress by service users, many of whom have used their experience to become teachers, researchers and innovators in mental health work. • Part IV considers some of the challenges faced by practitioners alongside professional responses to the major changes we are seeing in the landscape of mental health. This is an important and innovative collection of readings which has strong cross-disciplinary relevance and appeal. It is essential reading for everyone studying, training or practising in the field of mental health, whether your background is in social studies, health science, medicine or psychology.
Categories: Psychology

Race Still Matters

Race Still Matters

“The Experience of Stigma among Black Mental Health Consumers.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 19, no. 3 (2008): 874–893.

Author: Yuya Kiuchi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438462738

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society. More than half a century after the civil rights era of the mid-1950s to the late 1960s, American society is often characterized as postracial. In other words, that the country has moved away from prejudice based on skin color and we live in a colorblind society. The reality, however, is the opposite. African Americans continue to face both explicit and latent discriminations in housing, healthcare, education, and every facet of their lives. Recent cases involving law enforcement officers shooting unarmed Black men also attest to the reality: the problem of the twenty-first century is still the problem of the color line. In Race Still Matters, contributors drawn from a wide array of disciplines use multidisciplinary methods to explore topics such as Black family experiences, hate crimes, race and popular culture, residual discrimination, economic and occupational opportunity gaps, healthcare disparities, education, law enforcement issues, youth culture, and the depiction of Black female athletes. The volume offers irrefutable evidence that race still very much matters in the United States today.
Categories: Social Science

Why Reading Books Still Matters

Why Reading Books Still Matters

... who suffer effects in the quality of their lives and in their physical and mental health: Living like high-powered grown-ups leaves little time for the ...

Author: Martha C. Pennington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351809061

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Bringing together strands of public discourse about valuing personal achievement at the expense of social values and the impacts of global capitalism, mass media, and digital culture on the lives of children, this book challenges the potential of science and business to solve the world’s problems without a complementary emphasis on social values. The selection of literary works discussed illustrates the power of literature and human arts to instill such values and foster change. The book offers a valuable foundation for the field of literacy education by providing knowledge about the importance of language and literature that educators can use in their own teaching and advocacy work.
Categories: Education

Multiculturalism Still Matters in Education and Society

Multiculturalism Still Matters in Education and Society

All of these can result in mental health issues that are sometimes downplayed in culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) and vulnerable populations that ...

Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648025549

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 899

Today, we live in changing times and how we respond to these changes creates some uneasiness in our daily lives. Some of these changes reflect demographic shifts in power and paradigm in the United States, while others reflect the reckless assumption that our problems are insurmountable. Multiculturalism Still Matters in Education and Society: Responding to Changing Times urges us to collaborate, consult, and cooperate for our common good. It rightly emphasizes that multiculturalism will always matter in whatever we do in our complex world. In addition, it challenges us to continue to see differences as strengths that must be valued in dealing with our students, educational professionals, leaders, and communities. Finally, this book inspires us to expand our discourses, create avenues for “hearty” conversations, look for ways to make invisible voices visible, and help culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) and vulnerable populations to maximize their fullest potential.
Categories: Education

Old School Still Matters Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in America

Old School Still Matters  Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in America

... health (particularly mental health, health services delivery, manpower, and medical assistance), and income security (with Medicaid, child nutrition, ...

Author: Brian L.. Fife

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398100

Category: Education

Page: 331

View: 701

Can public schools in America be saved? This book considers theory, current practice, and the common school ideal through a historical lens to arrive at practical suggestions for reforming contemporary public education. • Presents information on a topic of paramount importance, as almost 90 percent of American children in grades K–12 attend public schools • Provides a thorough analysis of the writings of Horace Mann, the education reformer largely credited with helping to create the common school in the 19th century • Merges theory and practice, analyzing the common school ideal in a historical sense while also presenting ways to reform contemporary public education
Categories: Education

Why Race Still Matters

Why Race Still Matters

... by mental health problems (Bayoumi 2017) or, even more worryingly in terms of its rising acceptability, 'legitimate' concerns about immigration.

Author: Alana Lentin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509535729

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 653

'Why are you making this about race?' This question is repeated daily in public and in the media. Calling someone racist in these times of mounting white supremacy seems to be a worse insult than racism itself. In our supposedly post-racial society, surely it’s time to stop talking about race? This powerful refutation is a call to notice not just when and how race still matters but when, how and why it is said not to matter. Race critical scholar Alana Lentin argues that society is in urgent need of developing the skills of racial literacy, by jettisoning the idea that race is something and unveiling what race does as a key technology of modern rule, hidden in plain sight. Weaving together international examples, she eviscerates misconceptions such as reverse racism and the newfound acceptability of 'race realism', bursts the 'I’m not racist, but' justification, complicates the common criticisms of identity politics and warns against using concerns about antisemitism as a proxy for antiracism. Dominant voices in society suggest we are talking too much about race. Lentin shows why we actually need to talk about it more and how in doing so we can act to make it matter less.
Categories: Social Science

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

... Alzheimers, motor-neurone disease, mental health problems; groups for prisoners, excluded teenagers, looked-after children, recovering drug-addicts, ...

Author: Philip Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444304623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionatedefense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact andimportance for readers interested in the relationship betweenliterature and life, reading and thinking. Explores the prominence of Victorian literature forcontemporary readers and academics, through the author’sunique insight into why it is still important today Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian worksof literature and close readings of important texts Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, fromgeneral readers and scholars alike Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set ofvalues, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital andresonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis
Categories: Literary Criticism

Racial Disparity in Mental Health Services

Racial Disparity in Mental Health Services

This book was published as a special issue of Social Work in Public Health.

Author: Ralph L. Bangs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 078903820X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 932

Differences unfortunately still remain in the way many races are provided health and mental health services. This book comprehensively examines this tough issue across a wide spectrum of areas, including racial identity, intergroup relations, education, socioeconomic conditions, substance abuse, services for the elderly, and methodological issues relating to race research. Respected experts from various disciplines discuss how various populations, such as preschool children, adolescents, working-age adults, the elderly, African Americans, and minorities in general, experience disparity in today's system along with approaches to rectify the problems. This book was published as a special issue of Social Work in Public Health.
Categories: Medical

Models of Mental Health

Models of Mental Health

Mental health still matters (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). Bryant-Davis, T., Ullman, S. E., Tsong, Y. and Gobin, R. (2011) 'Surviving the storm: the ...

Author: Gavin Davidson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137365910

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This book presents a critical overview of the main theoretical perspectives relevant to mental health practice. The book argues that no one theory provides a comprehensive framework for practice and in turn it examines traditional models of mental health as well as new and challenging ideas in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Mental Health Service Users in Research

Mental Health Service Users in Research

... M. Walsh (eds) Mental health still matters, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp 46–52. Chambers, P. (2009) 'What black women want from the mental health system', ...

Author: Patsy Staddon

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447307341

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 709

In examining how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance.
Categories: Social Science

Post Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

Post Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

... M., Hughes, J. and Stewart, K. (2007) 'Care management in mental health services in ... J. Wallcraft and M. Walsh (eds), Mental Health Still Matters.

Author: Jim Campbell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258699

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 884

Social workers and other professionals working in the area of mental health often face complex and difficult practice dilemmas shaped by increasingly demanding policy and legal contexts across the UK. Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice. Topics covered include: " Models of mental health and illness " Discrimination and social exclusion " Addressing service user needs " Carer perspectives " Working with individuals, families and communities The chapters are accompanied by exercises, which encourage readers to critically reflect on their own professional and personal experiences. Case studies are also included, so that students can reappraise the knowledge they have learned in the text. The book will be essential reading for social work practitioners taking postgraduate courses in mental health and for those training to become Approved Mental Health Professionals.
Categories: Social Science

Improving Mental Health through Social Support

Improving Mental Health through Social Support

In J. Reynolds, R. Muston, T. Heller, J. Leach, M. McCormick, J. Wallcraft and M. Walsh (eds) Mental Health Still Matters. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Author: Jonathan Leach

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009326

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 347

Social support is the everyday assistance offered by family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, as well as the foundations of support in a range of non-clinical settings, and plays a vital role in a person's mental health and wellbeing. This book examines the nature of social support and offers a practical approach to how it can be enhanced. Focusing on the relationships between service users and supporters , it examines service users' experiences of issues of identity, stigma, social exclusion and social networks. Individual chapters look in depth at how social support is enacted in close relationships, educational institutions and in the world of employment. The nature of 'community' is explored with particular reference to how service users can be supported into greater engagement with social networks. Demonstrating the importance of social perspectives on mental health, this book is essential reading for practitioners, students and educators in mental health, social and community work, community mental health nursing and occupational therapy.
Categories: Medical

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education

(eds) Mental Health Still Matters. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan and Buckingham: Open University Press. Mitchels, B. (2017) Confidentiality, ...

Author: Nicola Barden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529700558

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 806

Good mental health is essential for students to manage the challenges that university life presents. This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment. Key topics include: · The pressure points and transitions of student life · The crucial role of departmental and academic staff · How to make mental health policies work · The legal obligations and limits of student support · Creating the conditions for confident support
Categories: Education

Evidence based Practice in Social Work

Evidence based Practice in Social Work

Stanley, N. and Manthorpe, J. (2001) Reading Mental Health Inquiries: Messages for ... M., Wallcraft, J. and Walsh, M. (eds) Mental Health Still Matters.

Author: Ian Mathews

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781844457731

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 952

At a time when the credibility of social work is again being questioned, this book offers a critical approach to the debate concerning the reliability and validity of the evidence, research and knowledge that underpins professional social work practice. It critiques the notion of 'evidence' and argues that 'knowledge' is a much broader, more appropriate concept to consider. There is analysis of the different components and sources of this knowledge and an exploration of the often discordant interface between practice and knowledge. Finally, it supports the view that knowledge can be actively developed and tested by a range of people.
Categories: Social Science

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Brown, R. (2009) The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental ... Exeter: Learning Matters. ... (eds) (2009) Mental Health Still Matters.

Author: Martin Webber

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849050296

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 494

`Reflective Practice in Mental Health provides a key foundation for socially-oriented practice. It integrates what is still relevant from earlier traditions (including neglected areas such as psychoanalytic perspectives), and links this to leading edge research and analysis. What is particularly refreshing is its willingness to engage with the depth and complexity of mental health difficulties - signposting a way forward that is grounded in theory and research, and taking us beyond the reactive, procedural and over-medicalised approaches that can dominate current practice.'---Jerry Tew, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Birmingham, UK `An excellent book and a must for the professional who wants to further develop their knowledge and practice of psychosocial practice. It is timely as social work needs to raise its game and to establish its professional identity. Using a variety of case studies showing how a range of methods of intervention can work, this makes compelling reading for those who are engaged in working with people who have mental health problems. This book will appeal to a range of mental health professionals and is especially relevant for practitioners who are looking to develop advanced psychosocial practice'---Professor Malcolm Golightley, Head of the School of Health and Social Care, University of London, UK Reflective Practice in Mental Health is the authoritative, definitive guide to psychosocial theory, research and practice in mental health work with children and adults. Featuring contributions from eminent experts, the book uses case studies to illustrate and address the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners involved in mental health care, and enables the reader to reflect to their understanding. Cases studies from a variety of theoretical perspectives are included, covering psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy systemic family therapy, attachment therapy and therapeutic group-work. They also cover practice across a range of settings, including inpatient, community and children and family services. This book will be an invaluable text for students and practitioners in social work and allied professions. This series takes a practice-led, reflective approach to key areas of work in social care. Books in the series tackle the complexities and dilemmas that practitioners face every day, by using a series of case examples. Each book focuses on a different area of social work, including vulnerable children, looked after children and mental health. The discussion within each book is built around case studies, in order to give clear examples of how an integrated knowledge base can be applied to practice. This series is essential reading for all post-qualifying social work students and social work practitioners.
Categories: Psychology

Mind State and Society

Mind  State and Society

Social History of Psychiatry and Mental Health in Britain 1960–2010 George ... R. Muston and T. Heller et al., eds, Mental Health Still Matters, 46–52.

Author: George Ikkos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009040242

Category: Medical

Page:

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Mind, State and Society examines the reforms in psychiatry and mental health services in Britain during 1960–2010, when de-institutionalisation and community care coincided with the increasing dominance of ideologies of social liberalism, identity politics and neoliberal economics. Featuring contributions from leading academics, policymakers, mental health clinicians, service users and carers, it offers a rich and integrated picture of mental health, covering experiences from children to older people; employment to homelessness; women to LGBTQ+; refugees to black and minority ethnic groups; and faith communities and the military. It asks important questions such as: what happened to peoples' mental health? What was it like to receive mental health services? And how was it to work in or lead clinical care? Seeking answers to questions within the broader social-political context, this book considers the implications for modern society and future policy. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
Categories: Medical

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

Ussher JM (1991) Women's Madness: Misogyny or mental illness? ... Heller T, Leach J, McCormick M, WallcraftJ& Walsh M (eds) Mental Health Still Matters.

Author: Marc Roberts

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473954953

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 447

The ability to reflect critically is a vital nursing skill. It will help your students to make better decisions, avoid errors, identify good and bad forms of practice and become better at learning from their experiences. The challenges they will face as a mental health nurse are complex so this book breaks things down to the foundations helping them to build critical thinking and reflection skills from the ground up. Key features: · Covers the theory and principles behind critical thinking and reflection · Explores the specific mental health context and unique challenges students are likely to face as a mental health nurse · Applies critical thinking to practice but also to academic study, showing how to demonstrate these skills in assignments
Categories: Medical

Racial Disparity in Mental Health Services

Racial Disparity in Mental Health Services

This book was published as a special issue of Social Work in Public Health.

Author: Ralph L. Bangs

Publisher:

ISBN: 0789038218

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 678

Differences unfortunately still remain in the way many races are provided health and mental health services. This book comprehensively examines this tough issue across a wide spectrum of areas, including racial identity, intergroup relations, education, socioeconomic conditions, substance abuse, services for the elderly, and methodological issues relating to race research. Respected experts from various disciplines discuss how various populations, such as preschool children, adolescents, working-age adults, the elderly, African Americans, and minorities in general, experience disparity in today's system along with approaches to rectify the problems. This book was published as a special issue of Social Work in Public Health.
Categories: Medical

Psychological Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Psychological Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Hurley, J. (2009) A qualitative study of mental health nurse identities: many roles, ... J. Wallcraft and M. Walsh (eds) Mental Health Still Matters.

Author: Grahame Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244171

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 522

“This book provides excellent foundations in common psychological interventions that are used in mental health and other fields of nursing ... Each chapter uses a scenario, which helps to apply the concepts to the real world of providing healthcare. This is reinforced by the robust manner in which the text signposts readers to examples which they may use or test out in their day to day practice of mental health nursing.” Paul Barber, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester, UK “This accessible scenario based text gets to the heart of how to effectively integrate psychological values and emotional intelligence with professional, ethical and cognitive skills to develop a meaningful collaborative therapeutic relationship with mental health service users and their families. The language, style, and format is engaging and linked to mental health field-specific competencies which all pre-registration mental health nurses must now achieve to graduate and register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC 2010).” Linda Cooper, Professional Head Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability and Psychosocial Care, Cardiff University, UK (former Chair Mental Health Nurse Academics UK “This book takes you on a developmental journey of psychological interventions and provides a good grounding in the subject. It is one of few that successfully endeavours to preserve the true meaning of the service user’s experience whilst promoting the importance of clinical effectiveness and evidence base. This is an ideal text for student nurses and qualified practitioners ... and is particularly rewarding given the balance of authors from a clinical, academic and research background.” Dr Joy A Duxbury, Head of Centre of Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, UK “Whether you struggle with mental health as a service user, or a student embarking on a career in mental health nursing, you will find this book accessible and useful … It provides students and health professionals from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills, and offers a developing and innovative approach that will place them at the forefront of mental health practice.” Robert Walker, Fellow Member of the Institute of Mental Health and Associate Expert for the School of Inclusion and Communities, UK This ground-breaking and accessible book is the ideal resource for trainee and qualified mental health nurses looking for a guide to the main psychological therapies and interventions available in practice. Framed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2010) standards for pre-registration nursing education and written by experts in the field, the book explains which interventions are most effective for each of the most common mental health disorders. It also shows you how these interventions work in practice and illustrates the skills required to use them in your own practice. The book also:Provides a practical and pragmatic approach to the delivery of psychological interventions Promotes collaboration, effective risk management and consideration of the value-base of mental health nursing practiceEncourages critically reflective learning through use of scenarios and interactive quizzesConsiders the influence of policies and guidelinesParticular attention is paid to the ethical context of psychological interventions and to the use of psychological interventions by newly qualified mental health nurses. The book challenges you to question your underlying beliefs, values and assumptions. Bursting with examples based on real practitioners’ experiences, this is a must have book for pre-registration mental health nursing students and qualified mental health nurses looking to develop their therapeutic skills and understanding. Contributors: Denise Aspinall, May Baker, Ged Carney, John Harrison, Paula Kennedy, Deborah Knott, Denise Parker, Karen Rea, James Ridley, Rebecca Rylance, Peter Simpson and Lisa Woods.
Categories: Political Science

Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Mental Health

(2009) Mental Health Still Matters. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. This is a revisit of an old classic Mental Health Matters: A Reader, ...

Author: Malcolm Golightley

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526413413

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 750

A clear and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding mental health.
Categories: Political Science