Overview of Mental Health in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Global Communities

Authored by: Edilma L. Yearwood , Spencer R. Case

Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138017610
eBook ISBN: 9781315780344
Adobe ISBN: 9781317702221

10.4324/9781315780344.ch1

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Abstract

Arthur Kleinman asserted that a significant barrier to global mental health is moral in that individuals with mental illness exist within poor environmental conditions and that governments, as stewards of its citizenry, have failed to protect them (2009).

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