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A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada, Third Edition
Edited by Emily Jenkins, Allie Slemon, Dan Bilsker, With Elliot Goldner
This remarkable third edition offers a unique contribution to mental health literature. It covers the full spectrum of issues related to mental health and illness in Canada, incorporating insights from a diversity of physical and social science perspectives, to expand the way readers think about mental health.
Interdisciplinary and reader-friendly, this engaging volume introduces students to a wide range of topics, including substance use, children and youth, trauma, culture, gender and sexuality, diagnosis and treatment, and population approaches. Updates to this edition comprise new insights on topics such as the opioid crisis, legalization of cannabis, changes to provincial mental health acts, and an expansion on previously included Indigenous mental health content.
As an introductory text, A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada provides a superb foundation for students of medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, and public health.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Mental Health?
Chapter 2: Understanding Mental Health through the Physical Sciences
Chapter 3: Mental Health Examined through the Social Sciences
Chapter 4: The Spectrum of Mental Health Challenges
Chapter 5: Substance Use, Dependence, and Addictive Behaviour
Chapter 6: Trauma, Violence and Mental Health
Nancy Clark, Allie Slemon, and Emily Jenkins
Chapter 7: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Chapter 8: Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health
Chapter 9: Mental Health and Illness in Children and Youth
Chapter 10: Mental Health and Illness in Older Adults
Chapter 11: Responding to Mental Health Crisis, Emergency, and Disaster
Chapter 12: Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Amanda Butler, Katherine Rossiter, and Tonia Nicholls
Chapter 13: Mental Health Legislation and Patients’ Rights
Iva W. Cheung
Chapter 14: Treatment Approaches for Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges
Chapter 15: Mental Health Services in Canada
Erin Michalak and Rebecca Zappelli
Chapter 16: Canada’s Role in Global Mental Health
Jill Murphy and Leena Chau
Chapter 17: Population Perspectives on Mental Health and Substance Use