Mental Illness

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Connexions Library

Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
A Conversation with Don Weitz
Weitz, Don; Diemer, Ulli
Article
2016
Activist Don Weitz interviewed by Ulli Diemer, December 8, 2016.
Disability in the Majority World I've got a right!: New Internationalist November 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
Discussion of people with dissability and their fight for equal rights.
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
Individual and Social Origins of Neurosis
Fromm, Erich
Article
1944
The history of science is a history of erroneous statements. Yet these erroneous statements which mark the progress of thought have a particular quality: they are productive. And they are not just err...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor
Herivel, Tara; Wright, Paul
Book
2002
Essays on the cruelty and inhumanity of the American prison system.
The Radical Therapist: Therapy means change not adjustment
Radical Therapist Collective - Agel, Jerome (ed.)
Book
1971
The contributors to this anthology proceed from the premise that therapy should be a means of liberation rather than a tool of social control.
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Treating Mental Health Patients as Criminals
Cockburn, Patrick
Unclassified
2017
The criminalisation of the mentally ill is one of the cruellest and most easily avoidable tragedies of our era.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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Bipolar disorder
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Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder, which is also referred to as bipolar affective disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defin...
Internet Mental Health
Long, Phillip
A free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.
Meme
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Mental disorder
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A mental disorder or mental illness is a psychological or behavioral pattern associated with distress or disability that occurs in an individual and is not a part of normal development or culture.
Psychiatry
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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study and treatment of mental disorders which include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual disorders.

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Mental Patients' Association
Organization profile published 1976
Organization
1976
An alternative community organization dedicated to providing choices and power to ex-mental patients.