Global Mental Health

Prevention and Promotion

  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler
  • Francisco Javier Carod-Artal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Richard Uwakwe, Said Mohammed Jidda, Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    Pages 21-32
  3. Francisco Javier Carod-Artal
    Pages 33-46
  4. Lia Fernandes
    Pages 47-60
  5. Armen Soghoyan, Khachatur Gasparyan
    Pages 61-69
  6. Venu Gopal Jhanwar, Priya Ranjan Avinash
    Pages 89-101
  7. Michaela Amering
    Pages 103-111
  8. Colleen S. Conley, Joseph A. Durlak
    Pages 127-139
  9. Blanca M. Bolea-Alamanac
    Pages 141-155
  10. Aleksandra Milićević Kalašić, Annette Pfeiffer
    Pages 157-171
  11. Brigitte Khoury, Sariah Daouk
    Pages 193-206
  12. Angelica Hüsser, Michael Schanne
    Pages 223-233
  13. Sabine Bährer-Kohler, Francisco Javier Carod-Artal
    Pages 235-238
  14. Margret Föppl-Georg
    Pages 239-240
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 241-243

About this book


This international survey defines mental health as a basic human right, and tracks the emergence of mental health prevention and promotion as a global priority. Locating mental illness within a cycle of negative causes and effects affecting human quality of life, the editors identify modern policy barriers to promotion/prevention initiatives, particularly the favoring of the biomedical health model by major stakeholders. The book’s selection of successful programs from diverse countries displays a lifespan approach, emphasizing the centrality of interdisciplinary educational settings in providing primary and secondary prevention and promotion interventions, and the ongoing fight against missing financial investigations, discrimination and stigma. Together, these papers make a forceful argument for rights- based responses to worldwide mental health needs as part of the commitment toward global human rights and long-term development goals.

Included in the coverage:

· Mental health priorities around the world.

· Social determinants of mental health.

· Mental health and stigma: aspects of anti-stigma interventions.

· Promoting social and emotional wellbeing and responding  to mental health problems in schools.

· The promotion and delivery of mental health services in primary care settings.

· Economic evaluation of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention.

Bringing to the fore public health concerns that are too often marginalized, Global Mental Health is necessary reading for health professionals, health and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, medical sociologists, and policymakers.





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Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Bährer-Kohler
    • 1
  • Francisco Javier Carod-Artal
    • 2
  1. 1.Dr. Bährer-Kohler & PartnersBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.International University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

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