Essentials of Global Mental Health

Essentials of Global Mental Health

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Cambridge University Press, 2/27/2014
EAN 9781107022324, ISBN10: 1107022320

Hardcover, 465 pages, 25.1 x 19.3 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

Mental illness accounts directly for 14% of the global burden of disease and significantly more indirectly, and recent reports recognise the need to expand and improve mental health delivery on a global basis, especially in low and middle income countries. This text defines an approach to mental healthcare focused on the provision of evidence-based, cost-effective treatments, founded on the principles of sharing the best information about common problems and achieving international equity in coverage, options and outcomes. The coverage spans a diverse range of topics and defines five priority areas for the field. These embrace the domains of global advocacy, systems of development, research progress, capacity building, and monitoring. The book concludes by defining the steps to achieving equality of care globally. This is essential reading for policy makers, administrators, economists and mental health care professionals, and those from the allied professions of sociology, anthropology, international politics and foreign policy.

Part I. History and Background to Global Mental Health
1. History of global mental health
2. Burden of illness
3. Trends and gaps in mental health disparities
4. Global health and mental health as diplomacy
5. Global mental health and the United Nations
Part II. Advocacy and Reduction of Stigma
6. Voice of user survivor
7. Lecture on internalized stigma
8. Definition and process of stigma
9. Stigmatization and exclusion
10. Grassroots mental health movements
11. The rise of consumerism and local advocacy
12. Programs to reduce stigma in HIV/AIDS, mental illness and epilepsy
Part III. Systems of Development
13. The challenges of human resources in low and middle income countries
14. Integration of mental health services in primary care settings
15. Collaboration between traditional and Western practitioners
16. Setting up an integrated mental health system
Part IV. Systems of Development for Special Populations
17. Poverty and perinatal morbidity as risk factors for mental illness
18. Maternal mental health care
refining the components in a South African setting
19. Screening for developmental disabilities in epidemiologic studies in low and middle income countries
20. Child services
21. Child abuse as a global mental health problem
22. Child soldiers
23. Mental health and intellectual disability
implications for global mental health
24. Adolescent alcohol and substance abuse
25. Developing intervention in low resource contexts
Part V. Gender and Equality
26. Strategies to reduce women's mental illness and increase attention to women's mental health
27. Violence against women
28. Women and global mental health
vulnerability and empowerment
29. Trafficking in persons
Part VI. Human Resources and Capacity Building
30. Capacity building
31. Use of allied professionals
32. Mental health and illness in conflict areas
33. Implications of disasters for global mental health
34. International response to natural and manmade disasters
35. Global health governance and international law, and mental health
36. The role of NGOs
37. Mental health, mass communication and media
Part VII. Suicide and Violence
38. Suicide and depression
39. Violence as a public health problem
40. Setting up integrated mental health systems
the case of Cuba
41. The war on drugs – the US, Mexico and Central American countries and Plan Colombia and Merida
Part VIII. Research and Monitoring Progress of Countries
42. Medical education and global mental health
43. Research priorities for mental health in low and middle income countries (LMIC)
44. Research infrastructure
45. Monitoring progress of countries

"It is a significant achievement, and constitutes a major contribution to the literatures of human rights, international law, and international relations. Paupp brilliantly shows by historical inquiry that there has been a strain of world order thinking that derives from Woodrow Wilson that has long recognized the ethical and political need for a global structure based on international law and a commitment to human solidarity. With this book, added to his earlier work, I regard Paupp as the most important largely unappreciated writer now addressing in a creative and persuasive way the unresolved agenda of global reform." Richard Falk, Emeritus, Princeton University "In reformulating the way in which we can view a reconstituted international order that is more justice-oriented, Paupp has addressed the phenomenon of an "emerging global constitutional order" - an order that is increasingly characterized by the role and impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). The role of NHRIs are intimately involved in making national governments and states accountable to human rights priorities. Peace and development matters must be seen as a central concern. To underscore what makes Paupp's book completely unique is found in how he is able to grasp the significance of this rush of new trends." Larry Birns, Director, Council on Hemispheric Affairs "Terrence E. Paupp's book is a magnificent achievement and analysis of humanism and international law between the Global North and the Global South. It brings together many new initiatives and trends that will determine the future of planetary relations, by building a global constitutional order." Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr, Dean, Martin Luther King, Jr International Chapel; College Archivist and Curator; and Founder of the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Institute for Global Ethics and Reconciliation, Morehouse College "This is a work for our time, thoroughly researched, well crafted, and passionately written. Terrence Paupp reminds us of an uncomfortable truth: that ours is a world where much injustice is, indeed, structured and widespread, to the detriment of human rights, peace, and development. In this context, Paupp reminds us of the urgent need for a new international relations between the Global North and Global South, and adherence to a truly global body of law for a global community. Redefining Human Rights in the Struggle for Peace and Development is a major contribution to the long-neglected North-South discourse." Gregory Hall, Morehouse College