Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health


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MHI403 - Contemporary Issues in Community Mental Health

This course explores mental health from a holistic perspective. We start with exploring different worldviews of health/ mental health and examine alternative approaches to mental health treatment across different cultures. Building on social determinants of health framework, we examine the current finding and policy context of community mental health service delivery system in Canada. Throughout, we will consider the effects of social determinants of health (e.g. housing, income, education, employment) on the health of particular populations in Canada taking into account the rapidly changing demographics in different communities and discussing contemporary issues facing service providers. Students will examine effective and promising practices in improving community mental health.

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