A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada, Third Edition

By Emily Jenkins, Allie Slemon, Dan Bilsker, Elliot Goldner


This remarkable third edition offers a unique contribution to mental health literature. It covers the full spectrum of issues related to mental health and illness in Canada, incorporating insights from a diversity of physical and social science perspectives, to expand the way readers think about mental health.

Interdisciplinary and reader-friendly, this engaging volume introduces students to a wide range of topics, including substance use, children and youth, trauma, culture, gender and sexuality, diagnosis and treatment, and population approaches. Updates to this edition comprise new insights on topics such as the opioid crisis, legalization of cannabis, changes to provincial mental health acts, and an expansion on previously included Indigenous mental health content.

As an introductory text, A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada provides a superb foundation for students of medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, and public health.


  • authors weave practical examples and fundamental theory with contributions and anecdotes from their own careers
  • robust pedagogy, including critical reflection questions, annotated further readings, helpful charts and figures, and more, makes this text essential reading
  • provides a toolkit of evidence-based strategies and skills for students and practitioners looking to promote and maintain their own mental health and well-being


$108.95 (PRINT)
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$103.95 (eBook – Reflowable)

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6.75" x 9.75”

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