The Wisdom of Mental Illness

The Wisdom of Mental Illness

This book explores how the ancient path of shamanism can help us to understand the nature of mental illness, recasting psychological breakdown as a potentially transformational experience.

Author: Jez Hughes

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786786005

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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This book explores how the ancient path of shamanism can help us to understand the nature of mental illness, recasting psychological breakdown as a potentially transformational experience. What we label as pathological could actually be an initiation into a better relationship with ourselves and the world. Written for those who are experiencing or who have experienced mental illness, or whose loved ones are going through such episodes, or who are mental wellbeing practitioners, this is a guide to the potentially transformational experience of that which we label mental illness. It explores the ancient concept of the "shamanic sickness", whereby the prospective shaman underwent many years of mental distress as part of their initiation, and looks at what this can teach us about mental health. It argues that, in some cases, what we seek to medicate could actually be a calling to a path of service and healing. The book also explores our cultural biases around mental illness. What we define as pathological, many cultures see as a sign of being inspired and in touch with greater powers. It looks at our uneasy relationship with altered states of consciousness and how these might hold the key to healing many symptoms of mental illness. Finally it looks at how we, as species, have come out of balance in our relationship to nature and the devastating affect this is having on our mental health. By learning from ancient indigenous cultures who have remained in balance with the natural world, this book looks at solutions to heal this modern imbalance and find a way forward for the Earth and ourselves.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Social Nature of Mental Illness

The Social Nature of Mental Illness

Only in the case of depression can mental disorder be found to have a coherent existentialist explanation of its ... Perhaps the best way to show the vacuity of Foucault's interpretation of madness as the wisdom of unreason is to ask ...

Author: Dr. Leonard Bowers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134587278

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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This is a critical scrutiny of the keenly-debated issue of whether mental illness is a physiological brain disorder or a disorder that is socially defined.
Categories: Psychology

Mental Health Wisdom

Mental Health Wisdom

This book contains everything that you need to know about mental health and mental illness. Mental Health Wisdom is divided into three sections. Understanding is section one and is all about the facts of mental health.

Author: Antony Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1797497634

Category:

Page: 206

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This book contains everything that you need to know about mental health and mental illness. Mental Health Wisdom is divided into three sections. Understanding is section one and is all about the facts of mental health. Including: mechanics of the mind, causes of mental illness, famous people who have experienced mental illness, a list of common conditions, the secrets to self-awareness and much more. In section two, Empathy Through Lived Experience, the author shares his personal experience of mental illness. Including: the impact of mental illness on the individual, family and friends, catastrophic thinking, rumination and the critical inner voice, signs that someone is struggling, his experience of being admitted on a mental health ward, his journey through recovery, his mental health playlist, inspirational quotes about mental illness and much more.Life Hacks is section three. It's all about self-care and quick and easy ways to improve your mental health, prevent mental illness or relapse of mental illness. Including: the well of resilience, tips to deal with worry and anxiety, great ways to relax, reasons to keep a gratitude journal, tips for a better night's sleep, a strengths-based decision-making model, daily mood diary, how to support someone with mental illness and much more.
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Schizophrenia Bulletin

Schizophrenia Bulletin

There must be vehicles where we can learn from consumers , practitioners , other fields of inquiry , other methods other than clinical trials , and the wisdom of innovators . The Schizophrenia PORT studies stand as a strong reminder ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000009580147

Category: Schizophrenia

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Categories: Schizophrenia

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

Political action and legislative change We reviewed only one of the major pieces of legislation related to the rights of persons with mental illness; there are many, many others. Elected officials in London are repeatedly considering ...

Author: Patrick W. Corrigan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470683606

Category: Psychology

Page: 231

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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination. Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illness Contains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approaches Authors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research
Categories: Psychology

Competency to be Tried Imprisoned and Executed

Competency to be Tried  Imprisoned  and Executed

The Role of Mental Illness in Criminal Trials Jane Moriarty ... demonstrated ongoing deference to the wisdom of psychiatry and mental health practitioners in matters related to criminal and civil mental health law,H6 such consideration ...

Author: Jane Moriarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135729820

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Reference

The Dilemma of Federal Mental Health Policy

The Dilemma of Federal Mental Health Policy

Reflecting the experiences of the New Deal and World War II, the individuals involved with the JCMIH believed that the federal government had both the resources and the wisdom to redirect mental health policy.39 Although a few members ...

Author: Gerald N. Grob

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813541334

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Severe and persistent mental illnesses are among the most pressing health and social problems in contemporary America. Recent estimates suggest that more than three million people in the U.S. have disabling mental disorders. The direct and indirect costs of their care exceed 180 billion dollars nationwide each year. Effective treatments and services exist, but many such individuals do not have access to these services because of limitations in mental health and social policies. For nearly two centuries Americans have grappled with the question of how to serve individuals with severe disorders. During the second half of the twentieth century, mental health policy advocates reacted against institutional care, claiming that community care and treatment would improve the lives of people with mental disorders. Once the exclusive province of state governments, the federal government moved into this policy arena after World War II. Policies ranged from those focused on mental disorders, to those that focused more broadly on health and social welfare. In this book, Gerald N. Grob and Howard H. Goldman trace how an ever-changing coalition of mental health experts, patients' rights activists, and politicians envisioned this community-based system of psychiatric services. The authors show how policies shifted emphasis from radical reform to incremental change. Many have benefited from this shift, but many are left without the care they require.
Categories: Medical

Equine Assisted Mental Health Interventions

Equine Assisted Mental Health Interventions

WISDOM. OF. PEACE. A Horse-Guided Practice to Leave Anxiety in the Dust Sara B. Willerso. INTRODUCTION Anxiety. It is the primary presenting issue for clients in the Horses, Heart & Soul® program. What has been fascinating to discover ...

Author: Kay Sudekum Trotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351673259

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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Written by internationally renowned equine-assisted mental health professionals, this edited collection teaches counselors how to design and implement equine-assisted mental health interventions for different populations and various challenges. Supported by ethical considerations and theoretical frameworks, chapters cover common issues including depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, autism, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-esteem, social skills and communication, couples and family work, and professional development. Each chapter provides practical tips for implementing treatment strategies, case studies with transcript analyses, and sample session notes. This book will appeal to both the expert equine-assisted mental health counselor and the seasoned counselor who is open to partnering with an equine practitioner to help their clients in new and innovative ways.
Categories: Psychology

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

In the 1960s, british psychiatrist R. D. Laing questioned the wisdom of labeling people as being mentally ill, while American sociologist Erving Goffman observed that mental institutions took complete control over their inhabitants.

Author: Greg Eghigian

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784399

Category: History

Page: 404

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The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health explores the history and historiography of madness from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present day. Global in scope, it includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as Europe and North America, drawing together the latest scholarship and source material in this growing field and allowing for fresh comparisons to be made across time and space. Thematically organised and written by leading academics, chapters discuss broad topics such as the representation of madness in literature and the visual arts, the material culture of madness, the perpetual difficulty of creating a classification system for madness and mental health, madness within life histories, the increased globalisation of knowledge and treatment practices, and the persistence of spiritual and supernatural conceptualisations of experiences associated with madness. This volume also examines the challenges involved in analysing primary sources in this area and how key themes such as class, gender, and race have influenced the treatment and diagnosis of madness throughout history. Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, and providing a fascinating overview of the current state of the field, this is essential reading for all students of the history of madness, mental health, psychiatry, and medicine.
Categories: History

Mental Health 3ed

Mental Health 3ed

Over time I discovered for myself the wisdom of mental health nursingʼs focus on therapeutic relationships. The key to my anxiety as a new practitioner was learning how to create a safe therapeutic space. While ʻhistoryʼ can provide a ...

Author: Nicholas Procter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108988469

Category: Medical

Page:

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Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach equips students with the tools they need to provide exceptional person-focused care when supporting improved mental health of diverse communities.The third edition has been updated and restructured to provide a more logical and comprehensive guide to mental health practice. It includes new chapters on trauma-informed care, different mental health conditions and diagnoses, suicide and self-harm and the mental health of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Significant updates have been made to the chapters on the social and emotional well-being of First Nations Australians and mental health assessment. Taking a narrative approach, the text interweaves personal stories from consumers, carers and workers with lived experience. Each chapter contains 'Translation to Practice' and 'Interprofessional Perspective' boxes, reflection questions and end-of-chapter questions and activities to test students' understanding of key theories. Written by experts in the field, Mental Health remains an essential, person-centred resource for mental health students.
Categories: Medical