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A dialogue about the U.S. dialogue on mental health: Exploring the nature, scope, and implications of the conversation

Title: A dialogue about the U.S. dialogue on mental health: Exploring the nature, scope, and implications of the conversation.
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Name(s): Hess, Jacob Z., author
Decker, Anna, author
Lacasse, Jeffrey Raymond, author
Foster, Mark, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Date Issued: 2017-06-01
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: With all the emphasis on having more conversation about mental health, remarkably little attention has been paid to how exactly we want to be having it. In what follows, we review five areas about which sharp differences currently exist: (1) Biology – how are physiological contributors to mental distress being framed? (2) Symptoms – how should we best work with distressing signs in the body? (3) Action Steps – what needs to happen in order to improve mental health in the nation? (4) Barriers – what are the primary barriers that need to be overcome in improving public mental health? (5) Lifestyle – what role do lifestyle choices play in mental health? After illustrating the different positions being taken on each of these questions, we then consider the diverging implications for individuals and families facing these problems. We conclude with recommendations as to how the larger dialogue on mental health could become more inclusive and productive.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1490548063 (IID)
Keywords: Mental health, Dialogue, Neuroplasticity, Psychiatric treatment, Risk factor, Stigma
Publication Note: This is the peer-reviewed author’s manuscript as accepted by Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
Preferred Citation: Hess, J.Z., Decker, A., Lacasse, J.R., & Foster, M. (2017). A dialogue about the U.S. dialogue on mental health: Exploring the nature, scope, and implications of the conversation. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1490548063
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.