Mental Health Racism And Sexism

Mental Health Racism And Sexism

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The essays in this volume discuss racism and sexism as they affect mental health. In particular, they focus on training, diagnosis, treatment, and research, emphasizing the power relationships between individuals and groups that cause unequal access to mental health care. They offer perspectives on issues and their distinct effects on mental health: interracial adoptions, teenage motherhood, gender bias in mental health diagnosis and therapy, prisons used as substitutes for hospitals, homeless families, and increasing violence- in the home, on college campuses, and in the streets.She weighs the probable effects of health threats to women such as the rising rates of abuse and sexually transmitted diseases, especially AIDS. ... It also provides contemporary health care planners and governmental funding agencies with a still valid blueprint for re- ... service necessities, then the purposes of this collection of informative and persuasive essays will have served its multiple purposes.

Title:Mental Health Racism And Sexism
Author: Charles V. Willie
Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Pre - 1995-01-15

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