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About this book
This book analyzes systemic problems affecting women's mental health--social inequities, marginalization, racism, and displacement among them--and proposes holistic real-world approaches to practice and policy. Women’s experiences from around the globe are examined including Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, India, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Nepal, Pakistan, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States. Together, the chapters in this book deepen our understanding of the intersections of gender, race, culture, age, class, immigration status, and motherhood. Ongoing issues such as violence against women, maternal depression, eating disorders, and the stressors affecting female health care workers are discussed in familial and societal contexts. Contributors from a range of disciplines also identify relevant mental health assets including resilience, social support, and culturally-based healing, and suggest changes that sectors and systems must make to recognize women’s diversity and develop and implement appropriate policies and services.
Included in the international and interdisciplinary coverage:
- Structural Determinants of Women’s Mental Health
- Community, Social Support, and Women’s Mental Health
- Health and Social Services, Resistance, and Women’s Mental Health
- Displacement, Migration, Resettlement, and Women’s Mental Health
- Poverty, Marginalization, and Women’s Mental Health
- Motherhood, Resilience, and Women’s Mental Health
At a time when barriers to women's well-being are recognized as a global health crisis, Women's Mental Health is a profound source of information for researchers in psychology, public health, and educational policy.