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.
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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.