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The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Edited by: Laura Davidson

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367027735
eBook ISBN: 9780429397844
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429397844
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Mental health has always been a low priority worldwide. Yet more than 650 million people are estimated to meet diagnostic criteria for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, with almost three-quarters of that burden in low- and middle-income countries. Nowhere in the world does mental health enjoy parity with physical health. Notwithstanding astonishing medical advancements in treatments for physical illnesses, mental disorder continues to have a startlingly high mortality rate. However, despite its widespread neglect, there is now an emerging international imperative to improve global mental health and wellbeing. The UN?s current international development agenda finalised at the end of 2015 contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG3, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. Although much broader in focus than the previous eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the need for worldwide improvement in mental health has finally been recognised. This Handbook addresses the new UN agenda in the context of mental health and sustainable development, examining its implications for national and international policy-makers, decision-makers, researchers and funding agencies. Conceptual, evidence-based and practical discussions crossing a range of disciplines are presented from the world?s leading mental health experts. Together, they explore why a commitment to investing in mental health for the fulfilment of SDG3 ought to be an absolute global priority.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Global Mental Health Imperative and the Role of the World Health Organization within the UN 2030 Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Rights to Mental Health and Development Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Meeting SDG3 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Relationship Between Mental Health and Poverty in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mental Health and Economic Development in Vietnam  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Social Entrepreneurship and Systems Thinking about Mental Illness in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Understanding Traditional and Other Culture-Based Approaches to Mental Illness in Lower- and Middle-Income Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Addressing Mental Health From a Gender Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Men's Mental Health and Wellbeing Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Migrants in the Context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Sustainable Development Goals and Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Global Challenge of Mental Health and Ageing, and Scalable Innovations in Mental Health Services for Older Adults Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Strengthening Government Policy to Achieve Target 3.4 of SDG3  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Mental Health, Disability Rights, and Equal Access to Employment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Prioritising Rights-Based Mental Health Care in the 2030 Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Natural and Humanitarian Disasters, and Mental Health Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Paradigm Shift Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mental Disability, the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and the Sustainable Development Goals Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Sustainable Development Goals, Psychosocial Disability, and the Meaning of Wellbeing in SDG3 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  International Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms for Human Rights Violations in the Global Mental Health Context Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Law as Sword and Shield Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A Case Study Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Legislating on Mental Health India to Achieve SDG3 Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Breaking the Restraints Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Afterword Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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