It is not easy for a layman to attract attention to a book like this. Most who open the cover will be professionals in one of the many aspects of mental health. A moment's thought tells us, however, that if there is a distinction between laymen and professionals it makes no difference to a book like this. Both laymen and professionals care about what will be. That is why this book, the Congress it reports and the World Federation for Mental Health itself can be meaningful to both laymen and professional people. A look into the 80's from the point of view of mental health, cultural values and social development is for all who care about the future. The 1981 Manila Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health was a unique and special gathering. It was the first time the Federation assembled for a Congress in a developing country. In the Philippines we enjoyed the over- whelming hospitality and charm of the people and a place where past and future seem as important as the present. All who attended from outside those magic islands will always remember the occasion as a special life experience.
For those of you who did attend, this book can revive the stimulation and satisfaction of the Congress. For those of you who did not share the Manila experience, this book can inform and interest you about matters which are important.
The World in Crisis: Mental Implications.- Mental Health and Social Development.- Mental Health and Social Development, the Responsibility of Health Professionals.- Mental Health and Culture: Some Vignettes.- Mental Health and the Third World: Mental Health in African Societies.- Mental Health and the Third World: A Challenge to Youth.- Mental Health Priorities: A Socio-Economic Viewpoint.- Mental Health Priorities: A Socio-Economic Viewpoint.- Mental Health and the Third World - Challenges and Hope: The Margaret Mead Memorial Lecture.- Towards a Psychosocial Cultural Analysis of Religion and Mental Health: The Mary Hemingway Rees Memorial Lecture.- Migration.- Mass Media.- Leisure and Changing Values.- Sex Roles and Mental Health.- School Mental Health.- The Healing Arts, Religion and Mental Health.- Alcohol and Drugs: A Continuing Concern.- Rehibilitation of the Disabled.- Linkages Vital Between Politics and Mental Health.- Mental Health and Rural Communities.- Criminal Justice System: Its Functions in Contemporary Society.- The Family in the Face of Crisis.- Children in Stress.- Some Critical Points in the Human Life Cycle: Adolescence.- Some Critical Points in the Human Life Cycle: Young Adulthood.- Some Critical Points in the Human Life Cycle: Mid-Life.- Self-Help for the Aged (Old Age and Mental Health).- Mental Health in Primary Health Care.- Organization and Role of Mental Health Organizations.- Training of Mental Health Professionals and Volunteers.- Relations Between Lay and Professionals.- Mental Health Screening of Industrial Workers.- Creation and Use of Community Resources: Good Practice in Mental Health.- Mental Health Screening of Children.- Strategies in Mental Health Crises.- Program Evaluation in Mental Health.- Funds for Mental Health Programs: Where and How.- Consumer's Role in Planning Mental Health Services.- Mental Health Research and the Delivery of Services.- Youth Workshop: For the Youth by the Youth.- The Age of Tranquilizers.- The Disabled and the Third World.- Cultural Sensitivity of Helping Services for Psychologically Disabled in Developing Nations.- Panel on "Coping with My Disability": Father "If You Pinch Me, I'll Hurt" - Disability Adjustment: Mine and Thine.- Attitudes and Integration.- My Experiences with Service Providers and Employers.- Coping with My Disability.- Panel on "Attitudes Towards Disabled Persons": Recreation, Attitudes and Handipeople.- Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons from the Point of View of a Service Provider.- The Effect of the Environment on Attitudes Towards Handicapped People.- How I as a Parent Have Coped with a Disabled Child in the Family.- Response to the Seminar on the Disabled.- Summary Remarks.- 1981 World Congress Closing Remarks.- WFMH: An Agenda for the 1980's.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
Series: Priority Issues in Mental Health
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 31st December 1983
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.54