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Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health
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PART I. Mental Health Across the Globe: Conceptual Perspectives from Social Science and Humanities. Chapter 1. Occupying Space: Mental Health Geography and Global Directions; Cheryl McGeachan & Chris Philo.- Chapter 2. Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and Validity in DSM-5; Tim Thornton.- Chapter 3. Historical Reflections on Mental Health and Illness: India, Japan, and the West; Christopher Harding.- Chapter 4. Reflecting on the Medicalization of Distress; Gavin Miller.- Chapter 5. Diverse Approaches To Recovery From Severe Mental Illness; Heather M. Aldersey, Ademola B. Adeponle & Robert Whitley.- Chapter 6. Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing; Sarah C. White & Carola Eyber.- Chapter 7. Global Mental Health and Psychopharmacology in Precarious Ecologies: Anthropological Considerations for Engagement and Efficacy; Janis H. Jenkins & Ellen Kozelka.- Chapter 8. Commentary on 'Mental Health Across the Globe: Conceptual Perspectives from Social Science and Humanities' section; Duncan Pedersen.- PART II. Globalising Mental Health: Challenges and New Visions.- Chapter 9. 'Global Mental Health Spreads Like Bush Fire in the Global South':Efforts to Scale up Mental Health Services in Low and Middle-Income countries; China Mills & Ross G. White.- Chapter 10. Community Mental Health Competencies: A New Vision for Global Mental Health; Rochelle Burgess & Kaaren Mathias.- Chapter 11. Three Challenges to a Life Course Approach in Global Mental Health: Epistemic Violence, Temporality and Forced Migration; Charles Watters.- Chapter 12. Addressing Mental Health Related Stigma in a Global Context; Ross G. White, Padmavati Ramachandran & Shuba Kumar.- Chapter 13. The Effects of Societal Violence in War and Post-War Contexts; Hanna Kienzler & Peter Locke.- Chapter 14. Medical Pluralism and Global Mental Health; David M.R. Orr and Serena Bindi.- Chapter 15. Mental Health Law in a Global Context; Jill Stavert.- Chapter 16. Suicide in Low- and Middle-income Countries; Baffour Boaten Boahen-Boaten, Ross G. White & Rory C. O'Connor.- Chapter 17. Anthropology and Global Mental Health: Depth, Breadth, and Relevance; Catherine Panter-Brick & Mark Eggerman.- Chapter 18. Balancing the Local and the Global: Commentary on 'Globalising Mental Health: Challenges and New Visions'; Crick Lund.- PART III. Case Studies of Innovative Practice and Policy.- Chapter 19. BasicNeeds: Scaling Up Mental Health and Development; Chris Underhill, Shoba Raja & Sebastian Farquhar.- Chapter 20. Voices from the Field: A Cambodian-Led Approach to Mental Health; Lucy Gamble.- Chapter 21. Synthesizing Global and Local Knowledge for the Development of Maternal Mental Health Care: Two Cases from South Africa; Sara Cooper, Simone Honikman, Ingrid Meintjes & Mark Tomlinson.- Chapter 22. Towards School-Based Interventions for Mental Health in Nigeria; Bolanle Ola & Olayinka Atilola.- Chapter 23. A Family-Based Intervention for People with a Psychotic Disorder in Nicaragua; Rimke van der Geest.- Chapter 24. The Distress of Makutu: Some Cultural-Clinical Considerations of Maori Witchcraft; Ingo Lambrecht. Chapter 25. Engaging Indigenous People in Mental Health Services in Australia; Timothy A. Carey & Dennis R. McDermott.- Chapter 26. Language, Measurement, and Structural Violence: Global Mental Health Case Studies from Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Hunter M. Keys & Bonnie N. Kaiser.- Chapter 27. Taking The Psychiatrist To School:The Development of a Dream-A-World Cultural Therapy Program for Behaviorally Disturbed and Academically Underperforming Primary School Children in Jamaica; Frederick W. Hickling.- Chapter 28. Brain Gain in Uganda: A Case Study of Peer Working as an Adjunct to Statutory Mental Health Care in a Low Income Country; Cerdic Hall, David Baillie, David Basangwa & Joseph Atukunda.- Chapter 29. commit and act in Sierra Leone; Corinna Stewart, Beate Ebert & Hannah Bockarie.- Chapter 30. Globalisation of Pesticide Ingestion in Suicides: An Overview from a Deltaic Region of a Middle-Income nation, India; Sohini Banerjee & Arabinda N Chowdhury.- Chapter 31. Mapping Difficult Terrains: The Writing of Policy on Mental Health; Alok Sarin & Sanjeev Jain.- Chapter 32. Mental Health in Primary Health Care: The Karuna Trust Experience; N S Prashanth, V S Sridharan, Tanya Seshadri, H Sudarshan, K V Kishore Kumar & R Srinivasa Murthy.- Chapter 33. Iswar Sankalpa: Experience with the Homeless Persons with Mental; Debashis Chatterjee & Sarbani Das Roy.- Chapter 34. Commentary on 'Case Studies of Innovative Practice and Policy' Section; Rachel Tribe.

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"This Handbook provides a unique collection of essays on the current state of play in global mental health and the prospects for new approaches. Rich case studies reveal the tensions and contradictions inherent in efforts to provide technical solutions through strategies like task-shifting for problems that are deeply rooted in political, economic and social inequities. The Handbook will be valuable not only as an essential reference and resource for training but as a spur to critical reflection and innovation for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and all concerned to achieve real equity in our globalizing world." (Laurence J. Kirmayer,James McGill Professor & Director, Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada)

About the Author

Dr Ross G. White is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, UK. He has conducted research evaluating the acceptability and efficacy of psychological interventions for psychosis. He was the founding Director of the MSc Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow. He is involved in active research collaborations in Uganda, Rwanda and Sierra Leone that aim to develop community-based forms of support for ameliorating distress.

Dr Sumeet Jain is Lecturer in social work at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His work unpacks the notion of a 'global' mental health and attempts to inform development of services that account for local experiences and understandings of psychological distress. He is particularly interested in community engagement, the development of locally relevant psycho-social interventions and the relationship between poverty, marginality and mental health, in low-income countries.

Dr David M.R. Orr is a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Sussex, UK. His particular research interests lie in mental health, education in health and social care, and culturally sensitive care / transcultural psychiatry. His doctoral research focused on the experiences of people suffering from mental illness among the Quechua-speaking peasant communities of Peru. He has also worked in the past on Community Mental Health Teams in the fields of Learning Disability and Older Adult Mental Health, and as Research Fellow in Social Work & Social Care.Ursula Read has a PhD in anthropology from University College London. She has worked in UK mental health services as an occupational therapist and since 2005 has conducted research with people living with severe mental illness in Ghana. She is currently a research fellow at the Centre de Recherche Medecine, Sciences, Sante, Sante Mentale et Societe (CERMES3) in Paris, France and an honorary research fellow at Kings College London. Her research explores global innovations in approaches to mental health care, including efforts to promote human rights, and how these are experienced by people with mental illness, care-givers, and health workers.

Reviews

"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)

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