Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 5 Issue 2

The art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society


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From a diagnostic‐therapeutic to a social‐existential response to ‘depression’

David Pilgrim, Christopher Dowrick

This paper provides a critique of the current diagnostic and therapeutic orthodoxy in relation to the concept of depression. It argues that there are substantial problems…

Tackling race inequalities: community development, mental health and diversity

Philip Thomas, Patience Seebohm, Paul Henderson, Carol Munn‐Giddings, Salma Yasmeen

This paper describes some findings from an evaluation of the effectiveness of a community development project that aimed to overcome inequalities in mental health care…

Preventing suicide and self‐harm: how useful are the data currently available to those planning and providing interventions?

Helen McElroy, David Chappel

Suicide and self‐harm are major public health issues. This study aimed to assess how local and national data could be used more effectively in local suicide and self‐harm…

Insiders on the outside: primary mental health work in schools

Paula Huddart

Pilot mental health link workers have been working in schools in West Lothian since 2002. This article reports initial findings from semi‐structured interviews with pupil…

Psychiatry and the community in Slovenia: an outsider's view

Jo Lucas

This paper looks at current developments in the provision of community mental health services in the context of the history of the psychiatric system in Slovenia, based on…

Mental health in the Czech Republic: current problems, trends and future developments

Ivan David, Vladimír Kebza, Ivo Paclt, Jiří Raboch, Jaroslav Volf

The Czech Republic suffers many of the problems reported in other Central European and Eastern European countries with respect to the care, treatment and prevention of…

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