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Advances in Mental Health and Addiction

Women's Mental Health

Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society

Editors: Khanlou, Nazilla, Pilkington, Beryl (Eds.)

  • Draws from multidisciplinary perspectives and scholarship
  • Addresses social and societal factors, rather than pathologies or deficits in individuals
  • Emphasizes positive aspects of women's mental health: resilience, resistance, agency
  • Each chapter includes an implications section relating to policy, practice, or research
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About this book

​This book focuses on the social and societal context of women's mental health. Drawing from multidisciplinary perspectives and scholarship, it pays particular attention to how women's mental health is experienced at the personal level, yet it is influenced by their relationships and interacts with the larger societal context (such as prevailing gender equality policies, income distribution, role burden, peace and security). Specific attention is given to the positive aspects of women's mental health (such as agency, resilience) and how women’s personal relations across diverse domains (such as family, work, neighbourhoods) are constructed and influenced by, and in turn influence, broader societal structures/ policies/ opportunities. A unique feature of this book is that, at the end of each chapter, there is a Response section written by a non-academic such as a community member, practitioner or policy maker in which the invited authors respond to the chapter texts in the form of narrative, poetry, and/or prose, according to their various backgrounds, interests, and experiences.​

About the authors

Dr. Khanlou is the women's health research chair in mental health in the Faculty of Health at York University and an associate professor in its School of Nursing. Professor Khanlou's clinical background is in psychiatric nursing. Her overall program of research is situated in the interdisciplinary field of community-based mental health promotion in general, and mental health promotion among youth and women in multicultural and immigrant-receiving settings in particular. Dr. Khanlou was the 2011-2013 co-director of the Ontario Multicultural Health Applied Research Network. She is founder of the International Network on Youth Integration, an international network for knowledge exchange and collaboration on youth. Dr. Pilkington is associate professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Canada, where she has been a faculty member since 1999. From 2009 to 2012 she served as the School’s first associate director for research and graduate education, and she is currently the inaugural coordinator for an interdisciplinary BA and BSc program in global health. Dr. Pilkington’s clinical background is in maternal-newborn and women’s health. Current research includes community-based studies with youth and sole support mothers living in a marginalized neighbourhood, with a focus on resilience, health and well-being.

Reviews

“Women’s Mental Health is an important resource for mental health professionals, policy makers, and mental and public health administrators. It provides a wealth of data, insight into women’s lived experiences, culturally sensitive recommendations, and practical solutions to the range and variety of circumstances that have a profound and lasting impact on women and their families and communities.” (Janet Etzi, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (14), April, 2016)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Employment, Poverty, Disability and Gender: A Rights Approach for Women with Disabilities in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

    Buettgen, Alexis (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

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  • The Mental Health of Health Care Workers: A Woman’s Issue?

    Armstrong, Pat, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

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  • Social and Societal Context of Women’s Mental Health, What Women Want, What They Get: Gap Analysis in Pakistan of Mental Health Services, Polices and Research

    Khan, Kausar Saeed, M.A. (Philos.), Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

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  • Perspectives on Violence Against Women: Social, Health, and Societal Consequences of Inter-partner Violence

    Stuckless, Noreen, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

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  • Stress, Social Support, and Depression in Arab Muslim Immigrant Women in the Detroit Area of the USA

    Aroian, Karen, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (et al.)

    Pages 69-81

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Buy this book

eBook 67,82 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17326-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17325-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36365-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society
Editors
  • Nazilla Khanlou
  • Beryl Pilkington
Series Title
Advances in Mental Health and Addiction
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17326-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17326-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17325-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36365-3
Series ISSN
2570-3390
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 390
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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