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
Chapter 2: Understanding Mental Health through the Physical Sciences
Chapter 3: Mental Health Examined through the Social Sciences
Chapter 4: The Spectrum of Mental Health Challenges
Chapter 5: Substance Use, Dependence, and Addictive Behaviour, by Emma Garrod
Chapter 6: Trauma, Violence and Mental Health, by Nancy Clark, Allie Slemon, and Emily Jenkins
Chapter 7: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Chapter 8: Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health, by Victoria Smye
Chapter 9: Mental Health and Illness in Children and Youth, by Skye Barbic
Chapter 10: Mental Health and Illness in Older Adults
Chapter 11: Responding to Mental Health Crisis, Emergency, and Disaster
Chapter 12: Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System, by Amanda Butler, Katherine Rossiter, and Tonia Nicholls
Chapter 13: Mental Health Legislation and Patients’ Rights, by Iva W. Cheung
Chapter 14: Treatment Approaches for Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges, by Courtney Devane
Chapter 15: Mental Health Services in Canada, by Erin Michalak and Rebecca Zappelli
Chapter 16: Canada’s Role in Global Mental Health, by Jill Murphy and Leena Chau
Chapter 17: Population Perspectives on Mental Health and Substance Use
Emily Jenkins is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia.
Allie Slemon is a Registered Nurse and PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia.
Dan Bilsker is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.
The late Elliot M. Goldner was a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Chair of the Science Advisory Committee at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and Affiliate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Author of one of Canadian Scholar’s best-selling health titles, A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada, Goldner had also written numerous book chapters and dozens of articles in the fields of health services, mental health, and substance use. Founder and previous Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, he also founded and headed the Division of Mental Health Policy and Services in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Goldner was the recipient of many awards for his scholarly work, including the Paul Patterson Innovation in Education Leadership Award for his work in post-graduate education, awarded by the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
We are pleased to provide Instructors with a Test Bank and PowerPoint slides when they adopt A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada, Third Edition.
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