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Community Mental Health

Author(s): Lois A. Ritter, EdD, MS, MA, MS-HCA, PMP, Consultant, Health and Education
Shirley Manly Lampkin, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Diversity Enhancement, UCSF School of Nursing
  • ISBN-13: 9780763783808
  • Paperback    542 pages      © 2012
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Mental illness is a growing concern in the United States, and one which needs to be examined at the community level; not just on an individual basis.  Professionals working in community health situations need to have an understanding of community mental health in order to assess and help prevent illness and develop, implement and evaluate social programs to help with the escalating problems related to mental illness. Community Mental Health provides comprehensive coverage of various community mental health problems and ways to address them. Community problems that are escalating in our country, such as violence and substance abuse will be covered in great detail and model programs will be spotlighted.  This text serves as a comprehensive guide for community health and public health professionals.

Instructor Resources, including PowerPoint Presentations, a TestBank, and an Instructor Manual are available as free downloads.

Unit I: Understanding Mental Health and Illness
Chapter 1:  An Overview of Mental Health and Illness
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Mental Illness
Chapter 3: Culture and Mental Health
Unit II: Governance and the Mental Health Care System
Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Issues
Chapter 5: The Mental Health Care System
Unit III: Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Chapter 6: Children and Adolescents and Mental Health
Chapter 7: Adults and Mental Health
Chapter 8: Older Adults and Mental Health
Unit IV: Community Mental Health 
Chapter 9: Community Mental Health Problems: Part I
Chapter 10: Community Mental Health Problems: Part II
Chapter 11: Mental Health Promotion
Unit V: A Vision for the Future
Chapter 12: A Vision for the Future

Lois A. Ritter, EdD, MS, MA, MS-HCA, PMP-Consultant, Health and Education

Lois A. Ritter has earned a doctorate in education and master’s degrees in health science, healthcare administration, and cultural and social anthropology. Dr. Ritter has taught at the university-level for approximately 20 years and has lead national and regional research studies on a broad range of health topics.

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Shirley Manly Lampkin, PhD, RN-Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Diversity Enhancement, UCSF School of Nursing

Dr. Lampkin is Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Diversity Enhancement at University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She has 25 years of experience developing and implementing community based health promotion and prevention programs with vulnerable populations and speaking on diversity in health care locally and abroad.  In addition to serving as Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Diversity Enhancement, Dr. Lampkin is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health Systems. She has won numerous prestigious awards for her accomplishments and contributions to the community and nursing and serves on several boards.


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ISBN-13: 9780763783808

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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