Mental Health Still Matters

Author(s): Jill Reynolds


This Reader presents a fresh look at mental health, following on from the hugely popular Mental Health Matters. It provides new and exciting user perspectives across the full range of mental health issues. This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health.


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"It's short but succint chapters make it very readable text. This is a robust addition to the original text and will no doubt become a valuable resource to those studying in this area." - Ian Warwick, Lecturer at London Metrpolitan University, UK "An excellent starting point to stimulating debate on contemporary issues in mental health." - Ian Mathews, Lecturer at University of Huddersfield, UK "...a powerful start from bentall...the editors have done an excellent job that will be reflected in the book's popularity...a comprehensive introduction..." British Journal of Social Work

JILL REYNOLDS is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UK.ROSEMARY MUSTON is Course Manager in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UK.TOM HELLER is Senior Lecturer in Health Studies at the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UK.JONATHAN LEACH is Lecturer in health and social care at The Open University, UK.MICK MCCORMICK is Lecturer in social work with The Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UK.JAN WALLCRAFT is a freelance consultant. MARK WALSH is a writer, teacher and mental health nurse.

General Introduction.- PART I: DEBATES AND THEORIES Introduction; J.S.R.Leach; Diverse Approaches to Mental Health and Distress; J.S.R.Leach ; Roll over Kraepelin; R.Bentall; Reclaiming the Humanity in Personality Disorder; K.Wright, K.Haigh & M.McKeown; Twenty-five years of Disagreeing with Psychiatry; L.Johnstone ; The Distinction Between Mental and Physical Illness; R.E.Kendall; The Service User/Survivor Movement; P.Campbell; Thinking about 'Mental Health': Towards a Social Model; P.Beresford; Recovery: The Lived Experience of Rehabilitation; P.E.Deegan; Spirituality and Mental Health; S.Fernando; Big Boys don't Cry? Mental Health and the Politics of Gender; P.Thomas; Madness and Misogyny: My Mother and Myself; J.M.Ussher; Strategies for Promoting the Mental Health of Populations; E.Lahtinen, N.Joubert, J.Raeburn & R.Jenkins.- PART II: INEQUALITY AND POLICY Introduction; M.McCormick; Mental Health and Inequality; R.Gomm; The Relevance of Moral Treatment to Contemporary Mental Health Care; A.Borthwick, C.Holman, D.Kennard, M.McFetridge, K.Messruther & J.Wilkes; Challenging Discrimination: Promoting Rights and Citizenship; J.Repper& R.Perkins; From Social Exclusion to Inclusion? A Critique of the Inclusion Imperative in Mental Health; H.Spandler; (Mis)representing Mental Distress?; M.Walsh; Why are we not getting any closer to preventing suicide?; D.DeLeo; Mental Health, Mental Disorder, Risk and Public Protection; H.Kemshall; The Challenge of Shared Care; M.Flanagan; Black Communities, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System; D.Brown; Reflections on British Forensic Psychiatry in 2003; J.Gunn; Social Capital and Mental Health; M.Webber.- PART III: SERVICE USERS' EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES Introduction; J.Wallcraft; Experiences of 'Care' in Mental Health; J.Henderson; Two Accounts of Mental Distress; J.O'Hagan; Life Stories 1 Wresting his own future; P.Barham; Life Stories 2 Ron Coleman; J.Laurance; Hearing voices; I.Leudar, P.Thomas, J.Thomas, J.Holloway & E.Craig; The Recovery of Hope; A.Williams; Two Hours Fifty Five Minutes; V.Dewan; Are We Who We Say We Are or Who You Think We Are?; P.Trivedi; What Black Women want from the Mental Health Services; P.Chambers; Harm Minimisation: Limiting the Damage of Self-injury; L.Pembroke; My Right to Choose; A.Wells; Reclaiming Mad Experience; R.May; Service Users' Accounts of Finding Work; Anon & K.Parton; Holistic Approaches in Mental Health; J.Wallcraft; From Passive Subjects to Equal Partners; P.Trivedi & T.Wykes; User-led Research and Evidence-based Medicine; A.Faulkner& P.Thomas.- PART IV: CHALLENGES FOR PRACTICE Introduction; T.Heller & M.Walsh; Postpsychiatry: A New Direction for Mental Health; P.Bracken & P.Thomas; Formal Observation and Engagement: A Discussion Paper; N.Bowles, P.Dodds, D.Hackney, C.Sunderland & P.Thomas; Evaluating Partnerships: A Case Study of Integrated Specialist Mental Health Services; T.Freeman & E.Peck; Deconstructing Psychiatric Drug Treatment; J.Moncrieff; All you need is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?; J.Holmes; Recovery from Mental Illness as an Emergent Concept and Practice in Australia.

General Fields

  • : 9780230577299
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : May 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jill Reynolds
  • : Paperback
  • : 400