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Mental Health Still Matters (0) [Paperback]

Jill Reynolds , Rosemary Muston , Tom Heller , Jonathan Leach , Mick McCormick , Jan Wallcraft , Mark Walsh
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28 May 2009

In a collection of more than 50 readings, Mental Health Still Matters reflects the wide diversity of views about how best to understand and explain mental health and distress. Drawing on writings from a range of academic sources, as well as the rich and compelling stories of mental health service users themselves, it provides a sharp challenge to traditional understandings of mental illness and aims to illuminate future thinking, policy and practice.

As a sister volume to the best-selling Mental Health Matters, it combines classic writings about mental health theories, perspectives and practices from psychiatry, sociology, psychology and service users, alongside newly commissioned readings. The book is divided into four parts:

• Part I discusses and critiques mental health theory in an exploration of contemporary debates.
• Part II considers social inclusion as a goal for mental health services and reviews aspects of the services in which inequality continues to dominate.
• Part III offers accounts of mental distress by service users, many of whom have used their experience to become teachers, researchers and innovators in mental health work.
• Part IV considers some of the challenges faced by practitioners alongside professional responses to the major changes we are seeing in the landscape of mental health.

This is an important and innovative collection of readings which has strong cross-disciplinary relevance and appeal. It is essential reading for everyone studying, training or practising in the field of mental health, whether your background is in social studies, health science, medicine or psychology.



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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2 edition (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230577296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230577299
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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A Reader that will challenge students' understanding and practice in the mental health field. Presenting fresh new perspectives to encourage critical thinking

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mental Health Still Matters (Reynolds ed) 20 Jan 2010
By JB
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A very useful book for those wishing to explore mental distress from a service user/survivor/practitioner viewpoint. Readable and clear, with chapters written by experts with different areas of expertise and some accounts by service user/survivors. I'm a second year psychology student and found this book very helpful. Recommended.
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I have not read the entire book but that is not important because it is a collection of short articles written around various aspects of the Mental Health reality. The book is the reference material for 2 of my lectures in a Post Graduate Diploma course. I then had a lecture with one of the authors which made both the course and material feel very current and pertinent to today's dialogue and diatribe around Mental Health. Bite sized discourse on large topics make for fine jumping off points for further research. I will refer to this book for its bibliography references at the end of each article as much as for the actual article. Some of the articles are controversial, and many written in the first person; and that is refreshing after having read so much academic and low key material.

From the back cover: "Part I discusses and critiques mental health theory in an exploration of contemporary debates. PartII considers social inclusion as a goal for mental health services and reviews aspects of the services in which inequality continues to dominate. PartIII offers accounts of mental distress by service users, many of whom have used their experience to become teachers, researchers and innovators in mental health work. PartIV considers some of the challenges faced by practitioners alongside professional responses to the major changes seen in the landscape of mental health."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative 29 Nov 2013
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This book makes Mental Health interesting. can be read independently even not studying

This book is easy to read; the font is legible. Takes much wear and tear

Information is current with todays happenings.
Mental health issues are made real. It's worth the cost
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5.0 out of 5 stars book review 14 Oct 2013
By arlene
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Book arrived promptly in very good condition just as described, and its a good read too for an academic text. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting 29 Aug 2013
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Excellent course material for those interested in Psychology or health and social care studies. Helped me with research for a university course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 16 Jun 2013
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very good book a good introduction to studying mental health. would recommend it to anyone interested in this topic. v.good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for study purposes 5 April 2013
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Brilliant for study purposes as it covers a wide range of issues in mental health and is not repetitive but specific.
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