Today’s Youth and Mental Health

Hope, Power, and Resilience

  • Soheila Pashang
  • Nazilla Khanlou
  • Jennifer Clarke

Part of the Advances in Mental Health and Addiction book series (AMHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Contexts of Youth’s Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Attia Khan, Nazilla Khanlou, Jacqueline Stol, Vicky Tran
      Pages 3-20
    3. Amy Soberano, Philip Ackerman, Rosa Solorzano
      Pages 21-36
    4. Soheila Pashang, Sharifa Sharif, Massoud Wadir Sattari, K. S.
      Pages 37-55
    5. Nazilla Khanlou, Amy Bender, Catriona Mill, Luz Maria Vazquez, Luis Rojas
      Pages 57-76
    6. Soheila Pashang, Jennifer Clarke, Nazilla Khanlou, Katie Degendorfer
      Pages 77-97
  3. Mental Health

  4. Hope

  5. Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Annette Korntheuer, Ashley Korn, Michaela Hynie, Baptista Shimwe, Lina Homa
      Pages 287-304
    3. Jennifer M. Poole, Zachary Sera Grant
      Pages 305-320
  6. Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Priyadarshani Raju, Debra Stein, François Régis Dushimiyimana
      Pages 341-358
    3. Soheila Pashang, Bahar Biazar, Donald E. Payne, Zana Kaya
      Pages 359-378
    4. Anna Ainsworth, Innocent Katabazi
      Pages 379-392
    5. Nancy E. Johnston, F. Beryl Pilkington, Nazilla Khanlou, Wanda MacNevin
      Pages 393-409
    6. Nasim Haque, Nimira Lalani, Meiyin Gao, Estelle Sun, Shinta Martina, Sailaivasan Vettivelu
      Pages 411-425
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-436

About this book


This forceful reference synthesizes international and intersectionality perspectives for a comprehensive examination of the human rights of youth to safety and well-being. Organized around key themes of young people’s lives in context, mental health, hope, power, and resilience, it describes complex stressors related to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and immigration experience and status. Discrimination, sexual abuse, survivor guilt, and other widespread issues are discussed in terms of personal potential versus societal barriers when identity and autonomy are at their most critical stage. The book links theory and data to practice, policy, and pedagogy, not only in examining problems and recommending solutions, but also in acknowledging issues that are just beginning to be identified.
Included in the coverage:
  • The silent shadow of precarious status youth.
  • Youth experiences of cultural identity and migration: a systems perspective.
  • The role of worries in mental health and well-being in adolescence.
  • Mothers’ armoring of their adolescent daughters living with facial difference.
  • What a critical course on madness can offer university students with mental health histories and concerns.
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) to refugees: trauma and resilience.       
Today’s Youth Mental Health challenges sociologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists to better understand their young clients’ development, and to promote innovative ideas for their empowerment.


Psychological and Emotional Resilience in Youth Social Determinants of Mental Health Youth and Civic Integration Youth and Political Participation Youth and Social Engagement Youth Mental Health, Resilience, and Recovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Soheila Pashang
    • 1
  • Nazilla Khanlou
    • 2
  • Jennifer Clarke
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social and Community Services, Humber CollegeTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of HealthYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.School of Social Work, Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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