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Mental Health, Racism And Sexism - Charles Vert Willie

Mental Health, Racism And Sexism

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1995
ISBN: 9780748403929
Number Of Pages: 465

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In 1973, the co-editors of this book published their landmark volume, Racism and Mental Health, opening with the warning: "Racism is tearing this country asunder." This volume caused a stir in the US as the authors tackled the 'sensitive' issues without compromise. While much has changed in the US and Europe in the intervening two decades as the final vestiges of legal discrimination have been dismantled, the warning issued in 1973 still holds.
These same distinguished editors, joined now by Patricia Perri Rieker, re-examined the intersections of racism and mental health, adding sexism as another divisive issue that profoundly affects mental health. The essays offer fresh perspectives on some of the most controversial issues in today's news: interracial adoptions, teenage motherhood, gender bias in mental health diagnosis and therapy, prisons used as substitutes for hospitals, homeless families and increasing violence in the home and on the streets.

Conceptual Overview: Connections between Racism and Mental Health
Sexism and Women's Psychological Status, Racial, Ethnic and Mental Illness Stereotypes, Cognitive Process and Behavioural Effects
Individuals and Families: Transracial Adoptions
Teenage Motherhood
Social Problems and the Community: Inner City Community Mental Health
Lives in Jeopardy, Women and Homelessness
Teaching, Learning, Research and Training Issues: Training for Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Services
Women's Mental Health: Research Agenda for the Twenty-first Century
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ISBN: 9780748403929
ISBN-10: 0748403922
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 465
Published: 3rd September 1995
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1

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