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Title Social (in)justice and mental health / edited by Ruth S. Shim, Sarah Y. Vinson
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association Publishing, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 267 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Social (In)Justice and Mental Health / Ruth S. Shim, Sarah Y. Vinson -- Social Injustice and the Social Determinants of Mental Health / Ruth S. Shim, Michael T. Compton -- Social Injustice and Mental Health Inequities / Sonya M. Shadravan, Nicolás E. Barceló -- Social Injustice and Structural Racism / Matthew L. Edwards, Samuel Ricardo Saenz, Roy Collins, Belinda Bandstra -- Social Injustice and the Schooling System / Tiffani Marie, Brennin Y. Brown -- Social Injustice and the Child Welfare System / Melissa D. Carter, Courtney L. McMickens -- Social Injustice and Urban Development / Jacob Michael Izenberg, Mindy Thompson Fullilove -- Social Injustice and the Carceral System / LeRoy E. Reese, Seyi O. Amosu, Sarah Y. Vinson -- Social Injustice and the Health Care System / Michelle Ko, Angie Lisbeth Cruz, Janet R. Cummings -- Social Injustice and Substance Use Disorders / Jessica Isom, Sonya M. Shadravan, Melvin Wilson -- Social Injustice and Schizophrenia / Khalima A. Bolden, Poh Choo How, Swati Rao, Deidre M. Anglin -- Social Injustice and Personality Disorders / David Freedman, George W. Woods -- Social Injustice and Child Trauma / Walter E. Wilson Jr., Nicole Cotton, Sarah Y. Vinson -- Social Justice and Mental Health System Reform / Phillip Murray, Ruth S. Shim -- Social Justice and Advocacy / Kali D. Cyrus, Sarah Y. Vinson -- Social Justice and Mental Health : A Call to Action / Sarah Y. Vinson, Ruth S. Shim
Summary "Social (In)Justice and Mental Health introduces readers to the concept of social justice and role that social injustice plays in the identification, diagnosis, and management of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Unfair and unjust policies and practices, bolstered by deep-seated beliefs about the inferiority of some groups, has led to a small number of people having tremendous advantages, freedoms, and opportunities, while a growing number are denied those liberties and rights. The book provides a framework for thinking about why these inequities exist and persist and provides clinicians with a road map to address these inequalities as they relate to racism, the criminal justice system, and other systems and diagnoses. Social (In)Justice and Mental Health addresses the context in which mental health care is delivered, strategies for raising consciousness in the mental health profession, and ways to improve treatment while redressing injustice"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 20, 2021)
Subject Mental Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Equity
Mental Disorders
Public health -- Social aspects
Social justice.
Social medicine.
Public health -- Social aspects.
Social justice.
Social medicine.
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Shim, Ruth S., 1977- editor.
Vinson, Sarah Y., editor.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing, publisher.
LC no. 2020046149
ISBN 1615373764
Other Titles Social injustice and mental health